UK: Ten appeals against sentencing over the riots to be heard

TEN appeals against sentence by people jailed over the riots and looting in England are due to be heard today.

Among the cases at the Court of Appeal are those involved two men who were each jailed for four years for inciting riots on Facebook that never happen.

Three judges will consider if sentences for crimes including burglary and violent disorder were excessive.

More than 1,700 people accused over the August’s riots have gone before the courts, with more than 300 sentences handed out so far.