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Mother weeps as daughter is remanded

WEEPING: Adrienne Ives cries as she leaves court after her daughter was remanded in custody

A MOTHER who turned in her daughter to police on suspicion of being involved in looting shed tears as she left court today.

Chelsea Ives, 18, was remanded in custody and will next appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on September 7 when the case will be committed to crown court.

She was reported to police by her mother, Adrienne, who spotted her during the television coverage of the riots in Enfield, north London, on Sunday (August 7).

Ives, of Leytonstone, east London, a former Waltham Forest Council youth Olympic ambassador, has denied charges of violent disorder, burglary at Vodafone and Phones4U stores and causing damage to a police car.

It is alleged the talented singer and athlete hurled a rock through a shop window and then yelled to a friend: “This is the best day ever.”

Her mother, Adrienne Ives, 47, said reporting her daughter in was “a hard decision but something any good parent would do.”

She told the Daily Mirror: “Any parent who loves their child should find the courage to do what we did.”

“If parents keep their mouths shut these kids will keep rampaging through the streets,” she added.

Leaving the court building on Wednesday (August 17), she was weeping and said: “It is an incredibly hard time.”

Ives risks facing further charges after the court heard police may have evidence she was involved in other incidents in Hackey, east London, during the riots.

While remanding Ms Ives, district Judge, Nina Tempia, said: “If further charges need to be added to the indictment, all the matters can be taken together.”

If convicted, Ives could face a jail sentence.

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