28/01/2011

Seven Charged Following Student Protests

Detectives from Operation Malone have charged seven people in connection with the incidents of disorder seen across central London in November and December of last year.

Following a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service, the males were charged with a range of offences, including violent disorder and criminal damage. A further five were dealt with by way of caution or reprimand.

Christopher Hilliard, 22, and a 17-year-old male, both from Cheshire, were charged with violent disorder.

Charlie Gilmour, 21 from Sussex was charged with violent disorder and theft of a mannequin leg.

James Cross, 26, from Lewisham, and Kevin Wilson-Web, 50, from West London were both charged with theft of police equipment.

Justin Sey, 28, from North London was charged with criminal damage to a government building.

James Jeffal, 19, from north west London was charged with Sec 4 Public Order Act - causing fear of unlawful violence, and a 23-year-old man from south east London was cautioned for the same offence.

A 20-year-old man from east London was cautioned for assault on a police officer, while a 19-year-old man from south east London was cautioned for theft.

An 18-year-old man from Stanmore was cautioned for criminal damage, while a 17-year-old south west London man was referred to a Youth Offending Team for a reprimand for criminal damage.

Those charged are due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on 10 February.

(BMcN/GK)

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