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Harshest riot sentence yet

by Tom Walker
Issue No. 2267

A man has been jailed for four years and eight months in what is believed to be the harshest riot-related sentence so far.

Hassan Halloway of Crumpsall, north Manchester, was convicted of violent disorder for throwing bricks at two police officers—although both of them missed.

He also admitted burglary charges after taking alcohol from a bar and a Spar shop.

The 39-year old was arrested when he cut his finger and asked police for medical help.

The sentence is even longer than the case where two young people were jailed for four years for inciting riots in Cheshire on Facebook, even though no riots happened there.

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Tue 30 Aug 2011, 17:11 BST
Issue No. 2267
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