Romford boy looted bin from smashed Debenhams storefront days after being convicted of damaging bus
An 11-year-old boy has been given an 18-month youth rehabilitation order for stealing a bin during the recent riots.
The boy from Romford in north-east London is the youngest rioter in the capital to be prosecuted, according to Scotland Yard.
He committed the offence five days after being given a referral order for arson, criminal damage and carrying a pointed instrument in an unrelated incident.
The boy took the bin, worth £50, from Debenhams in Romford on 8 August.
Rioters had smashed the windows of the store, causing £6,000 of damage, when the boy was seen by a police officer reaching in to take a bin from a display.