Article written by Jim Hargreaves.
Published on 15/08/2011 at 08:28 AM.
Metropolitan Police have arrested and placed charges on Romford thug Reece Donovan for the theft of a PlayStation Portable system last week.
For those who may have missed the story, the console was stolen from Malaysian student Ashraf Haziq; after being attacked during riots in east London, with his jaw broken, Haziq was captured on film being “aided” by a group of young men.
However as the men lifted the dazed and bewildered student to his feet, they began to strip him of any valuables, Donovan seizing a PSP before casually strolling away with the device in-hand.
Donovan is currently in police custody and is due to appear in court this Saturday to make a plea. Since being uploaded on YouTube, the video has attracted millions of disgusted viewers and has been used to highlight rioters’ absence of morality.
Since the attack and subsequent incident, Haziq has been treated and was discharged from hospital last week, SCEE having offered to relieve him a new console and games bundle.