The figures were revealed by a Freedom of Information request

Over 130 people still not compensated from London Riots

Over 130 people still not compensated from London Riots

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More than 130 people who claimed compensation following the London riots in the summer of 2011 are yet to be paid, the Labour party has said.

The information obtained through a Freedom of Information request by shadow Home Office minister Steve Reed to the Met Police showed that 133 claims were still outstanding as of November 6 2013.

Of all claims, 16 per cent of the requested cash had been paid out to those affected by the violence and looting across the capital more than two years ago. 

As of November 6 2013, claims totalling £229 million had been made under the Riot Damages Act 1886, and only £46.9 million (15.7 per cent) had been paid to claimants.

A spokesman for the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) said only
the most complex cases remain and "everyone who wasn't insured and made a valid claim has been paid, and over 96% of insured claims have been settled".

Virgo fashion store in Station Road, North Chingford was looted during the riots and it is understood compensation was paid to the business within 12 months of the 'smash and grab'.  

Croydon North MP Mr Reed said: "With the eyes of the country on him, David Cameron promised the victims of the riots they would not be forgotten and would not be left out of pocket.

"It's disgraceful there are still residents and business owners in London facing financial hardship because they have received either too little compensation or nothing at all."

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3:38pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Compton Akers says...

Disgraceful, pay up Boris, you said you would.
Disgraceful, pay up Boris, you said you would. Compton Akers
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5:38pm Sun 12 Jan 14

myopinioncounts says...

Make the Duggan family pay for not accepting that their drug dealing, gun owning relative was not the innocent victim they have made him out to be.
Make the Duggan family pay for not accepting that their drug dealing, gun owning relative was not the innocent victim they have made him out to be. myopinioncounts
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