Thursday 27 July 2017

Mum shops Olympics ambassador after seeing her rioting on TV

Tom Whitehead

AN Olympics "ambassador" who has met Boris Johnson and Lord Coe was revealed yesterday as a riot suspect after her mother reported her to the police.

Chelsea Ives (18) allegedly threw bricks at a police car during the violence in the London borough of Enfield on Sunday. She even boasted she had had "the best day ever", it is alleged.

The teenager, who is a promising athlete, was caught after her mother, Adrienne, saw her on a television news report and called the police.

Mrs Ives (47) said yesterday that her decision was "gut wrenching".

"Roger [her husband] and I were watching the news and it was absolutely sickening. And then we saw our daughter among the crowds. For a minute we did not know what to do. But what could normal, honest parents do?" she said. Miss Ives has met Mr Johnson as well as Mr Coe, the chairman of the London organising committee for the Olympics, as part of her role as a 2012 ambassador. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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