Twenty four people of Indian origin are among nearly 3,000 suspects being tried or already convicted for last years riots in England,new data shows,contradicting the belief that Asians stayed away from the violence.
Figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that of the Asian suspects,there were 24 suspects who identified themselves as British-Indian,and appeared at first hearings in courts. Eleven of them have been convicted and sentenced for various offences,while 12 are awaiting the outcome of their cases,and one has been acquitted.
The 24 suspects included 18 who appeared before courts in London and five in the west Midlands. The total number of suspects was recorded as 2710,of whom 89 per cent were male. The figures show that 41 per cent of those brought before the courts identified themselves as being White,39 per cent belonged to the Black ethnic group,12 per cent the Mixed ethnic group,six per cent the Asian ethnic group,and two per cent the Chinese or other ethnic group.