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Men from Harrow and Wembley sentenced for conspiracy to steal during the 2011 London riots
Two men were among a gang of 22 jailed for more than 37 years for conspiracy to steal during the 2011 London riots.
Remahno Fearon, 29, of Barn Way, Wembley, was convicted at Wood Green Crown Court yesterday and was sentenced to two years and 15 weeks behind bars.
Anthony Jones, 25, of Kenton Road, Harrow, was jailed for two years after pleading guilty.
The court heard how on August 9, 2011, at the height of the disorder, officers in Brent received a report that a man had been violently robbed of a blue Vauxhall Vectra by around five men.
He was threatened at knife point and pulled from the car before the suspects drove it away.
When the victim and a friend later tracked down the vehicle, one of the robbers attempted to make a Molotov cocktail to throw at them but when this failed he threw the unlit bottle at the victim and his friend, who ran away in fear of their lives.
The two men were unable to give a clear description of the suspects.
Police later received a report of suspicious behaviour outside an address in Neasden.
A group of men wearing latex gloves were seen examining the engine of a Vauxhall Vectra, which it transpired was the stolen car.
The car had broken down. A large group of men were then seen to get into the back of two vans and drive off.
Brent Safer Neighbourhood officers subsequently stopped the vans on West Ella Road where up to 40 suspects jumped out and made off in various directions.
Some tried to escape by climbing over fences, others hid in nearby gardens and a shed.
Despite the suspects' quick dispersal, officers managed to arrest 23 of them.
Two trials were held at Wood Green Crown Court, the first on September 24 of last year and the second on January 7.
The nine defendants in the first trial denied conspiracy to steal but all but one, on whom the jury was undecided, was found guilty.
Following this, most of the defendants in the second trial pleaded guilty.
The men were sentenced to a total of 37 and a half years in prison.