London riots: ‘Good Samaritans’ who robbed injured student convicted (VIDEO)

Two young men who were filmed pretending to help an injured student during the 2011 London riots and then robbing him have been unanimously convicted of robbery and violent disorder.

Ashraf Rossli (21) from Malaysia had been in the UK for just a month when rioters broke his jaw and stole his bicycle on Aug. 8, BBC reports

Press Association describes the attack on Rossli as the "most notorious crime of the London riots".

A video filmed using a mobile phone showed John Kafunda (22) putting his arm around a bleeding Mr Rossli and pretending to protect him, Sky News says.  Kafunda was convicted of robbery and violent disorder.

The same recording, which was posted on Youtube, shows Reece Donovan (24) riffling through Rossli's backpack and taking a games console.  He was convicted of theft, violent disorder and later robbing a supermarket.

The judge told the men they should expect lengthy custodial sentences when they are sentenced on Mar. 13, according to The Guardian newspaper.

The Telegraph quotes from Rossli's police statement in which he said "I was sat on the pavement with blood pouring from my mouth. I remember being approached by a male who asked if I was OK. I remember being pulled to my feet, then I felt someone again tugging at my rucksack. I was not in a position to defend myself and was still suffering from the effects of being hit. I knew they were stealing from me but I could do nothing."

Rossli was cycling to meet a friend who was frightened by the violence when he was attacked.  He now has two metal plates in his jaw.

Malaysia's The Star online says that the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur welcomed the conviction, with the Deputy High Commissioner Ray Kyles saying: "It is fitting that this has indeed been the outcome."

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