Search

‘Riot burglary’ trial collapses over evidence

07:00 12 May 2012

The case against Deniz Tosun collapsed.

The case against Deniz Tosun collapsed.

Archant

The prosecution of a man accused of burglary during last year’s riots has collapsed due to a lack of evidence.

Deniz Tosun, 28, of New Villas, Baronet Road, Tottenham, was accused of stealing electrical goods from the Electronic Centre in High Road on August 6.

But after a review of police evidence against Mr Tozen by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the case was discontinued during a hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on April 27.

A CPS spokesman said it “has a duty to continually review cases,” adding: “Following a further review of this case in light of further evidence from the police we concluded that there was not enough evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction. The case was therefore discontinued.”

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:00
Pupils at Hyland House school, which is relocating to the former John Loughborough school site in Tottenham in 2015.

A successful independent primary school is set to relocate to Tottenham next year on the site of the former John Loughborough school.

Yesterday, 11:10
This section of Tottenham High Road will be closed over Christmas so this bridge can be replaced. Picture: Google StreetView

A section of Tottenham High Road will be closed to traffic for six days over the Christmas period while a railway bridge is replaced.

Yesterday, 13:46
Seema Chandwani

The project manager for Positive Youth News Haringey on why we can’t rely on councils to safeguard funding for youth services in an era of budget cuts - the government must act.

Yesterday, 15:00
Tristia Clarke, vice president of Ambitious about Autism and commercial director of TalkTalk Group, Jolanta Lasota, chief executive of Ambitious about Autism, Edward Rising, auctioneer, Dido Harding, chief executive of TalkTalk Group.

VIP tickets to the X Factor final, a corporate box at Old Trafford and pupils’ artwork all helped raise almost £290,000 for Muswell Hill’s autism charity.

Most read news

The judge reckons the PC did not have enough wit to invent the story.

There’s been a rise in the number of fresh shop-bought chickens contaminated with the bug since August.

Fellow writers Ian Rankin and Patricia Cornwell also paid tribute.

New responsibilities over income tax and welfare could be heading to Holyrood.