Millionaire`s daughter found guilty in London riot

Described as intelligent and well-educated, Johnson drove a group and allowed to put stolen goods in her car.

Updated: Apr 05, 2012, 18:37 PM IST

London: A millionaire`s daughter was today
convicted of burglary during last August`s riots in London,
when she helped looters steal goods by driving them around the
city.

Laura Johnson, 20, whose father runs a marketing company,
will be sentenced on 3 May.

Described as intelligent and well-educated, Johnson drove
the balaclava-clad group around the city and allowed them to
put stolen goods from an electronics store in her car.

Johnson was convicted of burglary and handling a stolen
television, but cleared of a second count of burglary
involving the theft of cigarettes and alcohol from a petrol
station.

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that till
February 1 this year, the number of suspects arrested in
connection with the riots was 2710, of whom 89 per cent were
male.

Twenty-four of the suspects arrested in London and other
cities of England were of Indian origin, the figures show.
The riots were sparked following the police killing of
29-year-old Mark Duggan.

PTI