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A pair of Nike shoes and Hugo Boss clothing including jeans, shirts, a coat and a bag as stolen goods are recovered by Metropolitan Police officers after carrying out a raid on a property in Pimlico, London. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Riots

Mother sees daughter rioting on TV - and calls the police

Courts have been open around the clock as justice is meted out to those involved in the riots earlier this week.

THE PARENTS OF a talented athlete got quite the shock when they watched TV footage of the rioting – and recognised their daughter.

Chelsea Ives (18), was a teenage Olympics 2012 ambassador but is accused of hurling masonry at a Phones4U shop during the riots.

Her mother spotted her on television and called the police.

Adrienne Ives told the Evening Standard that the decision was “gut wrenching” but she “had to do what was right”.

Ives denied two charges of burglary, violent disorder and attacking a police car.

Ives was one of many teens who appeared in court over the past 24-hours in London, Manchester and the West Midlands.

Police have been broadcasting photographs of suspects on large-screen televisions in Birmingham city centre today. Picture via Lisa Dowd of Sky News.

There was little leniency in the courts as strong sentences were given to people involved in the unrest.

One 23-year-old was given a six-month jail sentence after being found guilty of stealing a case of water worth €3.50 from Lidl.

Another young man received a 16-weeks sentence for using threatening or abusive behaviour towards a police officer.

One woman, a social worker, handed herself into police after stealing a television, the Evening Standard reports.

Bernard Moore (45), of Monsall, Manchester, received a 20-week jail sentence for trying to gouge out the eyes of a police officer.

Greater Manchester Police has kept a running stream of tweets about those sentenced via its Twitter feed.

They showed some unusual items were stolen:

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