A 19 year-old man who threw a brick at officers in a police car during the London riots has been jailed for eight years. Alexander Elliott-Joahill from Lee was convicted last month after denying a charge of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.
On August 8th last year, Elliott-Joahill was filmed by a camera throwing a brick at a stationary police car in Lewisham High Street. The brick broke through the side window of the car and struck an officer in the head. She suffered cuts to her head but has now recovered.
Elliott-Joahill was also found guilty of several other offences including possession of an offensive weapon and burglary. He was also caught on CCTV in a fried chicken restaurant where he carried out a robbery.
Elliott-Joahill was arrested on the 9th of August in a car containing stolen electrical goods.
Detective Superintendant William Lyle, in charge of Operation Withern which is investigating the riots, said: "I would like to praise the officers from the Operation Withern team who worked tirelessly on this case. Their work has seen a violent man jailed for his reckless actions. I would also like to reassure Londoners that my team will continue to pursue those responsible for criminal acts during last year's disorder, and put them before the courts to face justice."