Teen convicted of London riots assault on student

AP News
Posted: Feb 16, 2012 11:27 AM
Teen convicted of London riots assault on student

A British teenager has been convicted of assaulting a Malaysian student during the London riots, an attack that drew outrage in Britain.

A jury at London's Wood Green Crown Court found 17-year-old Beau Isagba guilty Thursday of grievous bodily harm for punching Mohammed Asyraf Haziq Rossli during August's unrest, breaking his jaw.

An onlooker's video showed youths assaulting 20-year-old Rossli, grabbing his bike and phone. Others pretended to come to his aid before unzipping and emptying his backpack. Two other men are due to stand trial for that theft.

The video was seen around the world, with Prime Minister David Cameron describing the incident as a sign of societal malaise.

The judge said Isagba faced "a long prison sentence" when he is sentenced March 9.