University graduate stole TV on way to McDonalds
Published 11/08/2011 | 11:33
A graduate who hoped to become a social worker has admitted she stole a TV during the rioting.
Natasha Reid, 24, from Rosemary Avenue, Edmonton, north London, pleaded guilty to theft and entering with intent to steal at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today.
She had been on her way to McDonald's in Enfield when she noticed a Comet store had been broken into. She stole a £300 JVC television.
Her defence lawyer said Reid handed herself into police because she could not sleep with guilt.
The case was adjourned for sentencing until September 1.
Almost 100 people appeared at Westminster overnight, with prosecutors working 5pm to 9am shifts.
About 30 more people charged with offences linked to the rioting are expected to appear before the court today.