A judge today handed down a sentence of 18 months to a 19 year old unmarried pregnant woman after she was caught flagrantly cutting into an 'on street parking space' that another vehicle was clearly waiting to reverse into, a week last Thursday, in an area less than 1 mile from the epi-centre of the riots that brought chaos to the streets of Tottenham and beyond.
The incident was caught on CCTV and the woman was traced through her vehicle registration at the DVLA, before officers conducted a snatch raid in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The Judge dismissed a mitigating plea that the woman was 'late for her antenatal appointment, and took absolutely no part in the violent disorder', saying that ultimately she bore the responsibility for her own pregnancy, and thereby the ante-natal appointment could not be seen as any cause for leniency.
Welcoming the sentence, Home Secretary Theresa May said 'The government wholeheartedly supports this welcome demonstration of the Courts intention to deal severely with the perpetrators of last weeks shocking riots. Along with anyone standing anywhere near them.'