New Addington teenager jailed for riot-stolen phone
7:30am Thursday 20th October 2011 in Your Say
A 19-year-old was sentenced to ten months in prison for handling stolen goods taken during the August 8 riots.
Grishaj Gridi, of King Henry’s Drive, New Addington, was pulled over by police in Crown Road, Sutton, on August 13, and found to be in possession of a mobile phone stolen from a shop in Purley Way, Croydon, during the looting on August 8 and 9.
Gridi was arrested and taken to Sutton police station.
He told police he paid £100 for a phone from a man he only "knew loosely" in Thornton Heath on August 11 or 12.
He was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, October 13 after previously pleading guilty to handling stolen goods.