HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c314W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those involved in the Brixton riots have since been charged and tried; how many have been found guilty; and what penalties have been imposed.

Mr. Mayhew

By 11 May, 40 of 316 persons so far arrested for offences committed during the serious disorder in Brixton on 10 to 12 April had had their cases dealt with by the courts. All were found guilty. One received a sentence of six months' imprisonment, one a suspended sentence of six months' imprisonment, two received detention centre orders for three months, three received community service orders, five attendance centre orders, 19 had fines imposed on them, ranging from £2 to £200, one was bound over to keep the peace for 12 months, seven were conditionally discharged for 12 months and one was given an absolute discharge.