Top student denies burglary
Wednesday 05 October 2011
A millionaire's daughter will face trial after she denied stealing £5,000-worth of electronic goods during the London riots, a court official said.
Laura Johnson, 19, pleaded not guilty to eight charges of burglary after the haul was found in a car that she was allegedly driving.
Her parents are reportedly millionaires, and Johnson was a high-flying student at Newstead Wood School in Bromley, south east London, before going to the University of Exeter.
She appeared alongside two other defendants at Inner London Crown Court this afternoon, 18-year-old Alexander Elliott-Joahill, and a 17-year-old boy, who both denied the eight charges.
A branch of Comet in Charlton, south east London, was raided during the unrest that swept across England last month, and stock including televisions and mobile phones was stolen.
Johnson and the 17-year-old were bailed, while Elliott-Joahill was remanded in custody, the court official said.
The three teenagers will be tried together at the same court on January 9 next year.
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