Charges laid in London riots PSP mugging investigation

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 15 August 2011 06:20 GMT

A British man suspected of stealing a PSP from an injured Malaysian student during the London riots is in police custody.

According to the ABC, London Metropolitan Police arrested and charged Romford youth Reece Donovan after video footage of the theft shocked viewers around the world.

ITN reports Donovon faced court over the weekend and was denied bail by a district judge. He is due to appear again on August 19 to make a plea.

Victim Asyraf Haziq Rosli suffered a broken jaw last week during protracted riot action in London, and was robbed while being helped to his feet. SCEE made headlines last week by offering to replace Asyraf’s stolen PSP, with Namco Bandai pledging a package of games.

Asyraf has undergone surgery and was discharged from hospital late last week.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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