It has taken the police all this time, even with all the modern technology of face recognition built into the CCTV, to pick out the real culprits.
The riot spread quickly across London and across the country and it was only used for their own games. In Nottingham, Sam Lowe, 21, contacted 160 people with the message: "Girls, grannies, mums, dads, lads, granddads - everyone meet on Sneinton Dale tonight as we are going to kick off ..." He mentioned further that he had a "bin" full of bricks. The police received a tip-off that he had sent this message on his BlackBerry.
Detective Rich Henson admitted that Blackberry Messenger or BBM are very hard to access by a third party. Therefore, it was heralded a triumphant success of their Digital investigation unit. He further gave a warning to criminals that they should not feel too safe just because they had a Blackberry. Lowe was arrested and admitted that he had sent the message.
He was found guilty and sentenced to three years and three months in prison.This article, hopefully, serves to send a message out that the riots in August were not racially motivated but that thugs had used the occasion to riot, burn and steal goods.
The police need to be congratulated on the enormous amount of evidence that they sifted through which resulted in many of those involved being charged. Additionally the recovery of many goods so quickly that they could not be passed or sold on was due to the police's hard work.
It is a disgrace to use the death of a young black man purely for their own game and gain. It just shows their callousness. The police stated straight away that many of the yobs caught had existing criminal convictions.