Friday, August 12, 2011

A South Asian father of two in Birmingham was one of the first people in Britain to be jailed over the riots

Imran Khan, aged 23, attacked a police officer in Arden Road, Saltley. He has admitted using threatening words and behavior and assaulting a police constable and was jailed for ten weeks at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. Khan was among several people who appeared in court in Birmingham and Wolverhampton in connection with the unrest. Those appearing in Birmingham included Munir Zaman, aged 20, admitted burgling JD Sports in the Bullring. Amerpreet Gill, aged 23, and Gurmeet Tarmeet, 35, were also charged with burgling JD Sports, and were remanded for a week. Ayub Ahmed, aged 23, has admitted handling stolen goods.

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