The diligent efforts of Met officers who trawled through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage paid dividends after a violent offender was jailed for his part in the August disturbances.

A sentencing hearing at Wood Green Crown Court was told how Stephen Prince (pictured) appeared to be “enjoying himself” when he was caught on camera as he hurled concrete rubble and bottles at the police as trouble flared in Hackney.

The Judge also remarked that the defendant had shown “deep animosity” towards officers as he set cars ablaze in the street, robbed a member of the public and burgled a convenience store during a single evening on August 8.

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