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Riots arsonist jailed for 11 yrs

A looter who has admitted starting a massive fire that destroyed a 140-year-old furniture shop in Croydon during last summer's riots has been jailed for 11 and a half years.

Gordon Thompson pleaded guilty to arson and burglary.

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Riots victim says losing furniture store was like a 'bereavement'

Trevor Reeves has said losing his family's 140-year-old furniture shop, which was burnt to the ground during last summer's riots, was like a "bereavement".

Today Gordon Thompson was jailed for 11 and a half years for starting the blaze after pleading guilty to burglary and arson.

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