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Published on August 11th, 2011 | by Dean Carr


Nottingham riots: Girl aged 11 among 17 people charged

An 11-year-old girl is among a further 17 people charged and remanded in custody after two nights of disorder in Nottingham, police have confirmed.

So far, 105 people have been arrested and 42 have been charged, many with violent disorder.

Police said the 11-year-old was charged with criminal damage and attempted criminal damage.

The city council has also said it will seek to evict any council tenants found to have taken part in the trouble.

On Wednesday morning 10 people, aged between 14 and 31, were charged with violent disorder. Six people, aged from 15 to 22, were charged with public order offences.

All will remain in custody until they appear in court, a spokesman said.

‘Quieter’ night

On Tuesday night, police stations in The Meadows, Bulwell and St Ann’s were targeted, while Canning Circus station was set alight after fire bombs were thrown.

Mobs of up to 50 people also damaged cars, pubs and shops in areas including Basford, Mapperley and Radford.

A crowd of about 30 people attacked houses and cars in the St Ann’s area on Monday night.

Police said the deployment of more than 800 officers in and around the city centre on Wednesday, kept it peaceful.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Scarrott, who has been leading the overnight police operation, said: “We warned people that if they took to the streets and committed crime, they would be arrested, charged and taken to court.”

Court sessions

The force said retired officers and special constables came forward to help patrol the streets and mounted officers were also deployed.

Three remand courts have been working extra hours to process those in custody.

The city council also warned any tenants whose children were involved in violence could also face eviction.

Nottingham City Homes Chief Executive Chris Langstaff said: “It is a breach of your tenancy agreement to commit acts of anti-social behaviour such as noise and disturbance.

“We are very clear that we will seek to evict anyone that has been involved in the violence over the past few days.”

Source BBC NEWS Nottingham

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188

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