A MAN has been sentenced for possessing class A drugs during recent bank holiday protests in central London.
Nicholas McGee, 20, of Misbourne Road, Uxbridge, was charged with possession of class A drugs after being arrested in Leicester Square on Monday last week.
He appeared at Highbury Magistrates’ Court the next day, where he pleaded guilty, was fined £200 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and prosecution costs of £85.
The police made 13 arrests on Bank Holiday Monday for offences ranging from racially aggravated criminal damage to violent disorder during the demonstrations, which were staged by the English Defence League.
Of the other nine people arrested, five were released with no charge, while four were taken into custody and bailed, pending further investigation.
McGee was one of three people arrested in Leicester Square, while a fourth person was arrested in Whitehall for anti-social behaviour following the protests.
A detailed investigation is now under way to identify all those involved.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about offences during the disturbances to call the 101 non-emergency number. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111.