Millionaire's daughter found guilty of riots involvement

A millionaire’s daughter was warned she could be jailed after being convicted today of driving looters on a late-night crime spree at the height of last summer’s riots in Britain.

Millionaire's daughter found guilty of riots involvement

A millionaire’s daughter was warned she could be jailed after being convicted today of driving looters on a late-night crime spree at the height of last summer’s riots in Britain.

Laura Johnson, 20, chauffeured the group through London on August 8 last year.

As they cruised around the capital, her passengers leapt from the car clad in hooded tops, bandanas and balaclavas to go looting.

The University of Exeter undergraduate, from Orpington, south east London, was convicted today of one count of burglary and one of handling stolen goods.

She was cleared of two other burglary charges and a charge of handling stolen goods by a jury at Inner London Crown Court.

Johnson showed no reaction as the verdicts were delivered.

Judge Patricia Lees told her and a 17-year-old accomplice who cannot be named for legal reasons that they would be sentenced on May 3.

The judge said: “You have both been convicted of serious offences. These are aggravated by the fact that they were conducted in the timeframe of serious civil unrest in London last summer.

“This spree of burglaries and handling stolen goods which you both were willing participants in will attract in my mind the likelihood of an immediate custodial sentence.”

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