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August 29, 2011

Labour London AM’s son arrested over riots.

The 25-year-old son of Len Duvall (Labour London Assembly Member and former head of the Metropolitan Police Authority) has been arrested on suspicion of looting a mobile phone shop in the recent riots in London. Always strong on detail, the Mail helpfully tells us that police have searched Mark Duvall’s council flat which he “shares with his bull mastiff dog”.

As embarrassing a development as it is for Duvall (and, more broadly, Labour in London), it’s important to note that both he and his son have strongly denied the claims. Indeed, his son has suggested the claims have been made solely because of who his father is. As such, always conscious of innocence until guilt is proven, we’ll hold off on any analysis or discussion of implications until the police have concluded their investigations. It’s one to watch…

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