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England riots: Suspects appear in court

12 August 2011 Last updated at 19:50 BST

More than 1,600 people in England have been arrested in connection to the recent riots, suspected of a variety of offences relating to the disorder.

Courts are continuing to process a stream of riot-related cases and police have been raiding homes to arrest suspected rioters and looters.

Chris Buckler reports.

Update 29 May 2012: This video, which first appeared on BBC One's News at Ten, has been edited in the light of an appeal that was upheld by the BBC Trust.