‘Riot burglary’ trial collapses over evidence
PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 May 2012 | UPDATED: 07:47 15 May 2012
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.”