Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire Police*
A 20-year-old man has been sentenced 10 months in prison following his arrest during the disorder in East Leicester.
Amos Noronha, of Illingworth Road, Leicester, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday) and pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon.
He was arrested Saturday night during the police operation in East Leicester.
An additional 18 people were arrested on Sunday night for a number of offences including affray, common assault, possession of an offensive weapon and violent disorder.
In total, 47 people have been arrested for offences in relation to the unrest in the east of the city.
Some of those arrested were from out of the city, including some people from Birmingham.
The investigations into these offences are on going with dedicated staff collecting evidence.
Temporary Chief Constable Rob Nixon said:
“This quick charge reflects the hard work the officers have put in, with overwhelming evidence against Noronha. The sentence is reflective of the fact that this was a serious offence and he has ended up with time in prison.
“ We saw last night a group of people from other cities come to our city to disrupt and cause harm. We will not stand for this unrest in our city. There is an extensive policing operation on going, acting on information and reports of gatherings and offering community reassurance.
“Be reassured: we are working to keep you safe and to arrest and bring to justice those that are causing harm in our communities.”