A female student has been spared jail despite rioting during the tuition feesÃ‚Â demonstrationsÃ‚Â in London last November.
Hanita Dadswell was seen throwing sticks and stones at police officers for at least 15 minutes. She was arrested and slipped her cuffs before spitting in the face of a police officer.
During interview she said she thought it was acceptable to throw projectiles at police officers because they had helmets to protect them.
I think I’d rather have someone throwing rocks at me than spitting in my face; I can’t think of Ã‚Â anythingÃ‚Â more disgusting than spitting at someone. It appalls me when I see someone gobbing in the street, fuckingÃ‚Â Neanderthals.
I’m not surprised she received a suspended sentence (six weeks’ worth), to be honest. I’d have been more surprised if she was sent to prison. Protecting police officers with adequate punishments has never really been important to goverments for many years.
Dadswell’s solicitor said: “She is utterly remorseful and bewildered by her own behaviour.” I think I probably would be if I got caught, too.
She added:Ã‚Â “She is a young woman with a very bright future.” Not unless her future is in professional football, she isn’t.