Teenager on Blackberry riot charge

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with using BlackBerry messaging to encourage others to take part in violence.

The woman, from Clacton, Essex, is accused of sending a message encouraging others to take part in violent disorder on Monday.

She has been charged with intentionally encouraging or assisting in the commission of an offence under the Serious Crime Act 2007.

The woman, who was arrested yesterday, has been released on police bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on September 1.