Courts Sentence More Manchester Rioters

Courts in Manchester have now sentenced 12 people guilty of rioting in the city.

Police described Tuesday night’s riots as the worst violence they'd seen "for 30 years".


176 people have now been arrested in connection with the disorder, 37 yesterday.

Courts in the city have been working round the clock to hear their cases.

Details of sentences have started to emerge with a wide range of custodial punishments handed down.

They include;

Shelley Bishop from Rochdale- jailed for two months imprisonment suspended for 12 months for drunk and disorderly.

A 15-year-old girl- who cannot be named for legal reasons- given a 10-month referral order after admitting burglary. She was arrested outside a supermarket

Jordan Kelly  from Newton Heath- jailed for six months for going equipped. He was arrested in Ancoats, with a balaclava and a bin liner.

Stefan Hoyle from Salford- jailed for four months for theft. He was arrested on Princess Street- officers found him with a stolen violin

Bernard Moore of Monsall - sentenced to 20 weeks for assaulting a police officer.

Eoin Flanagan of Burnage  - sentenced to eight months for stealing clothes.

Jason Ullett of Ancoats, sentenced to 10 weeks in prison for a section 4 public order offence.

Ricky Gemmell of Manchester (above), sentenced to 16 weeks in youth custody for a section 4 public order offence.

Tom Skinkis of Hulme, Manchester, sentenced for four months for a section 4 public order offence

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said: "We have had substantial numbers of officers on duty throughout the night and the work to ensure we can keep our streets peaceful and safe will continue in the coming days.

"There have been no incidents of disorder reported  but we have made a handful of arrests of people.

"There has continued to be tremendous support from people across Greater Manchester who are providing us with information and updates about any concerns. People are continuing to phone through to the freephone hotline 0800 092 0410 and more than a quarter of a million hits on the Flickr site featuring images of wanted people.

"A major police investigation is underway to identify and put people before the courts. They have worked throughout the night to deal with individuals, a number of whom have already been jailed.

"Detectives are working through the information but they have hundreds of photographs and footage to work through and more than 200 scenes of crime that are being managed.

"We will not rest until we have been through every CCTV image we have and every piece of information we receive to identify who was responsible for the disorder, arrest them and put them before the courts."