The mother of an alleged looter who faces eviction from her flat now says her son is the victim of police brutality.
Daniel Sartain-Clark, 18, was photographed bleeding outside a branch of Currys in Clapham Junction, South London, after it had been ransacked by looters.
It is alleged he was attempting to steal electronic goods and attempted to resist arrest.
But his mother, Maite De La Calva, 43, claims police pushed him to the ground and struck him on the head with a baton, leaving a deep gash.
She said his 18-year-old girlfriend, J-Niel Starkei, who was also arrested, was hit in the face and suffered a cut lip.
Sartain-Clark denies burglary and violent disorder, and is in custody awaiting a further hearing on Wednesday.
In the first case of its kind, he and his mother have been served with an eviction notice as council bosses seek to turf them out of their £225,000 taxpayer-subsidised flat in Battersea.
Spanish-born Miss De La Calva says her human rights have been violated and she is seeking legal advice.
Well… I guess Miss De La Calva is very lucky on a number of counts:
1. They live in a subsidised flat worth £225,000 thanks to you and me…
2. Her son didn’t riot in Spain… he would as like been beaten to the point of death, never mind having a ‘bump’ on his head…
In all fairness, why would should her home be at risk for the actions of her fcukwit son?