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Guilt caused rioter’s confession

December 10th 2011


A rough sleeper in Birmingham was jailed at the end of October, having turned himself in to police for looting during the riots.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lee Battenbough got 14 months, having pleaded guilty to looting from a Richer Sounds store during the unrest. However, this case at Birmingham Crown Court was unusual in that Battenbough had gone to the police on 29 September to confess his crime. The judge in the case made it clear that without Battenbough’s confession it was very unlikely that he would have been caught or subsequently prosecuted. Battenbough stole audio equipment, which he then sold for £30.


December 2011



A rubbish way to die

Simon’s new service

The names

Homeless men convicted of murder

Gearing up for winter weather warnings

Rising numbers of rough sleepers

Crisis day centre opens in Oxford

Homeless hotel

Channel 4 tackles UK’s empty homes

Protest camp is food source for rough sleepers

Strike called off

Tent cities update

Rough sleeper banned from churchyard

Street Shield 26: Have a super Christmas

Glasgow’s ‘bridge people’ revealed

Glasgow shelter planned in time for the big freeze

Begging ban proposed for Scotland’s streets

Scotland’s B&B children

Homeless charities feel the pinch

From the abyss to the arts

Old clothes, new looks

Brum diners hope to raise ?Ǭ£7,000

Winter shelter talks continue

Guilt caused rioter’s confession

Worcester winter warmer

Cold cuts


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