Alleged Rioter Was Olympic Ambassador


LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) — British parents who called police when they saw their 18-year-old daughter participating in London riots said the girl is an Olympics ambassador.

Adrienne Ives, 43, said she and her husband, Roger, 54, saw their daughter, Chelsea, 18, damaging a police car during news footage of the riots, The Sun reported Friday.

The parents said they called police and Chelsea was arrested.

“We’ve no regrets and would do the same again,” Adrienne Ives said. “My children have always been taught right from wrong. We were not being brave, it’s what any right-thinking person would have done.”

Ives said her daughter was previously chosen to be an ambassador for the 2012 Olympics. She has met with British Olympics chief Seb Coe and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Chelsea Ives pleaded not guilty to charges of violent disorder, burglary and damaging a police car.

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