London riots: Mugged student has surgery on jaw
10 August 2011 Last updated at 22:59 BST
David Cameron has said the "fightback" against riots and looting is underway, citing the mugging of an injured student in London as one of the examples of a "sick society".
Asyraf Haziq was filmed lying bleeding on the street in Barking when he was mugged by a gang.
The 20-year-old Malaysian is now in hospital with a broken jaw.
Philippa Thomas reports.