Two notorious thugs were jailed today for posing as Good Samaritans to rob a defenceless Malaysian student during last summer’s riots.
Ashraf Rossli, 21, had been in Britain for a month when he was knocked to the ground and left a bloodied mess in London on August 8 last year.
Moments after his jaw was smashed and his bicycle stolen, John Kafunda, 22, was caught on camera lifting him up and appearing to shepherd him from trouble.
Seconds later Kafunda and Reece Donovan, 22, began rifling through Mr Rossli’s rucksack as the victim’s back was to them and robbed him of a PSP games console and 10 games worth £500 (€600).
As police hunted the offenders, the footage was posted on YouTube and broadcast on news channels, causing global outrage.
Donovan, of Cross Road, Chadwell Heath, east London, was sentenced to a total of five years for robbery, violent disorder and burglary offences at Wood Green Crown Court, Scotland Yard said.
Kafunda, of Eastwood Road, Ilford, east London, was sentenced to three and a half years for robbery and nine months for violent disorder, to run consecutively, the force added.