Saturday, March 3, 2012
GUILTY! The 'despicable' Bad Samaritans who stole from Malaysian student ASHRAF ROSLI with broken jaw during London riots.
A pair of 'despicable' muggers who stole from a Malaysian student with a broken jaw during last summer's riots have both been found guilty of robbery.
Images of Ashraf Rossli being attacked by thugs pretending to be Good Samaritans became symbolic of the lawlessness of the widespread rioting last August.
Today the pair who stole Mr Rossli's belongings as he stood bleeding and helpless in Barking, east London, were convicted of robbery, violent disorder and theft.
In footage which shocked the nation, John Kafunda robbed Mr Rossli minutes after he had been attacked by another rioter Beau Isagba, who had earlier stolen his bike after punching him in the face shattering his jaw.
The 22-year-old youth worker was caught on film pretending to help the 21-year-old accountancy student as blood poured from his mouth.
Kafunda's friend Reece Donovan, 24 was convicted of robbery and theft after being caught rifling through the student's bag while the victim’s back was to him.
Donovan, who was also found guilty of violent disorder and later burgling a Tesco store, stole a portable Sony Playstation and games worth £500 from Mr Rossli.
The footage of the attack on Mr Rossli was viewed by millions after it was uploaded to Youtube the day after his ordeal, and the public donated thousands to him following outcry over the clip.
The student from Kuala Lumpur, who had only been in the country a month, underwent surgery on his broken jaw and had to have metal pins and plates inserted in his face which will remain for life.