An 18 year old suspected looter in this week’s riots and his mother have been served with an eviction notice after He was charged with violent disorder and attempting to steal electronic goods, during Monday’s riots in Clapham.
There is now likely to be a flood of similar cases as council leaders across England respond to public demands that looters face the toughest penalties possible.
Most residents are decent law-abiding citizens who will have been sickened at the scenes they witnessed on their TV screens this week and we owe it to them to send out a strong signal that this kind of violence will not be tolerated.’
Yesterday other councils including Manchester and Nottingham also announced plans to evict the families of trouble-makers hauled before the courts for looting.
The Prime MinisterDavid Cameron recently said that
If you do that sort of thing you should lose your right to the sort of housing that you’ve had at subsidised rates. Obviously, that will mean they’ve got to be housed somewhere else and They will have to find housing in the private sector and that will be tougher for them, but they should have thought of that before they started stealing.’