Four of the most notorious faces of the riots were behind bars last night in a victory for the law-abiding majority.
Detectives suspect they are responsible for violent and brazen crimes that shocked the nation during four days of mayhem.
Among them is the suspected leader of a rampaging mob who was arrested over the murder of a ‘hero’ of the London riots.
The 22-year-old man had been caught on camera in Ealing, West London, close to the stricken body of 68-year-old Richard Mannington Bowes, who was beaten by looters after he challenged them.
In East London a man has been charged with robbing a Malaysian student whose ordeal was caught on camera.
Ashraf Rossli, 20, was rushed to hospital with a broken jaw on Monday after being set upon during London's riots less than a month after arriving in Britain.