Rioters from Jamaica represented the largest group of foreign inmates, followed by Somali and Polish offenders. The list also included those from Colombia, Iraq, Congo, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
One in four of those jailed for robbery were born abroad, as were one in ten convicted for violent disorder or other disorder offences such as possession of a knife or drugs. Nationally, police forces have made more than 4,000 arrests, with 2,952 suspects held in London.
Yesterday, Sir Andrew Green of the MigrationWatch pressure group called on the Government to ensure foreign rioters were expelled from the country.
He told the Daily Mail: “It’s absolutely unacceptable that any foreign citizen should take part in a riot in Britain.
“It’s important that the courts should recommend deportation in every case which would qualify.”