Teenager who attacked Malaysian student during riots has appeal thrown out
A teenager who carried out a “terrible” attack on a Malaysian student during the London riots has had an appeal against the length of his sentence thrown out by leading judges.
Three Court of Appeal judges rejected argument that a seven-year term of detention imposed on 18-year-old Beau Isagba, from Ilford, was “much too long”.
Isagba’s attack on Ashraf Rossli, 20, broke his jaw in two places. It preceded a second crime in which items were taken from the victim’s rucksack by two other individuals who appeared at first to be helping Mr Rossli.
The incident was filmed and put on YouTube, prompting widespread condemnation.
Mr Rossli, 20, had been in Britain for just a month when he was set upon as looting swept the country in August 2011.
You may also want to watch:
The accountancy student was cycling to help a scared female friend in Barking when he was punched in the face.
Lord Justice Moses, Mr Justice Wilkie and Mr Justice Lindblom dismissed Isagba’s sentence challenge today, ruling that the seven years was not “manifestly excessive”.
- 1 Redbridge issued more than 2,800 Blue Badge fines in 2020, data shows
- 2 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 3 BHRUT doctors taking on triathlon in memory of colleague’s daughter
- 4 Sam Tarry MP urges Sadiq Khan to block Goodmayes Tesco development
- 5 Charity urges council to tackle alleged Ilford Lane anti-social behaviour
- 6 Tube strike suspended to allow for further talks
- 7 Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge 'least active' boroughs in London, study finds
- 8 Former Homebase development plans approved
- 9 Barkingside man charged with intending to supply cannabis
- 10 King George Hospital gets new ultrasound rooms and upgraded machines
It was a “targeted” and “terrible” attack on a “vulnerable individual”, said Lord Justice Moses.
Isagba was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and robbery following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court earlier this year.
He had admitted a charge of violent disorder and two counts of burglary.
In May a judge sentenced him to seven years for the attack on Mr Rossli, with no separate penalty for the other offences - which varied the sentence he had earlier imposed on Isagba in March.