LONDON RIOTS: MAN JAILED FOR FURNITURE STORE ARSON

Gordon Thompson

Via BBC News

A looter has been jailed for 11-and-a-half years for starting a fire which destroyed a family-run furniture shop in south London in the summer riots.

Gordon Thompson, 34, stole a laptop from the House of Reeves in Croydon on 8 August before setting fire to a sofa.

The Old Bailey trial in February heard that he told another man “it was me” as he walked away from the blaze.

Thompson, of Waddon Road, Croydon, changed his plea to guilty at the end of the prosecution case.

He had previously looted two other stores, Iceland and House of Fraser, before turning on the Reeves furniture store, the court heard. Continue Reading….

This BIG OLD 34-year-old man deserves the sentence that was handed down to him. It is a miracle that no one perished in those fires.

Gordon Thompson you are a born LOSER. Enjoy your time at Her Majesty’s. Pleasure.

2 replies »

  1. I don’t believe 11 and a half years is long enough, he’ll be released after half that time. This man was a career criminal, he already had 20 convictions including a conviction for violent robbery. If you consider how many crimes he must have committed to have been convicted 20 times, he must have committed scores of crimes as we know how rarely thiefs and robbers are brought to justice.
    We need a radical change in the way we deal with crime and disorder in the UK. Mr Reeves, the victim of this crime, said, “I wonder with despair what my father and grandfather would make of the situation.” The sad fact is that their generation would’nt recognise London in the mess that it has become.
    The big question is, is it too late to return London to the more civilised place it was 50 years ago?

  2. I actually think the sentence is too long but i’m guessing his past criminal history would have come in to play when deciding the sentence? How long will the police who shot Mark Duggan in cold blood get?

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