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Riot attacker's appeal thrown out

A teenager who attacked a Malaysian student during last summer's riots has had his appeal thrown out of court.

Ashraf Rossli, 20, had his jaw was broken in two places when he was punched by Beau Isagba, 18.

As Ashraf stood bleeding in the street, more criminals stole from his rucksack.

Three Court of Appeal judges rejected the argument that a seven-year jail sentence for Isagba was too long.

Riot attack teen facing prison

A teenager is being sentenced for an attack on a Malaysian student during the London riots last August. Ashraf Rossli, 20, had been in Britain for a month when he was set upon. The student had been cycling to help a female friend when his jaw was broken in two places as he was punched in the face.

Beau Isagba, 18, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and robberyafter a trial last month. He had admitted a charge of violent disorder and two counts of burglary. Mr Rossli was cycling along a flyover in Barking, east London, when he and a friend, Sheikh Azher, were attacked on August 8.

The student did not see Isagba when he launched the assault, and after punching the victim, the teenager was seen riding off on the bike. The incident was captured on camerar. Isagba, who was warned he faces a lengthy jail term, is being sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court.