British cops furious at light sentences for young rioters

Child looters are being freed and allowed to return home to their families – and because of their age the law dictates their identities have to be protected…

The hands of magistrates are largely tied when dealing with the youngest children, meaning prison is an absolute last resort.

Mr Kavanagh said: ‘Some of us have been disappointed by some of the early sentences we have seen, especially those officers who have been on the front line facing the violence and disorder.’