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Friday, June 1, 2012

Patrick Besiris a Graduate with first-class politics degree is jailed for pelting police with rocks during anti-Tesco riot

A university graduate has been jailed for 14 months for throwing rocks at police during an anti-Tesco riot.

Patrick Besiris, 21, was part of a 200-strong crowd of protesters who attacked officers patrolling a rally against the supermarket chain.

The former politics student was filmed on CCTV hurling large stones near a controversial new store.

Despite the charges against him, Besiris was allowed to complete his studies and achieved a first class honours degree.

But the now highly-qualified defendant has been sent to prison for his role in the Bristol riot.

Judge Michael Roach told him: ‘Your behaviour on the night in question was disgraceful. It is obvious that sort of behaviour must attract a custodial sentence.’ Read More