Student Ashraf Rossli, 20, was attacked on 8 August in Barking, East London, during the height of last year’s riots.

During a trip to his friend’s house his bicycle was stolen and he was punched in the mouth.

As Rossli lay injured, Reece Donavan and John Kafunda stole items from his bag, including a portable Playstation and games worth £500.

Both men were found guilty of robbery and violent disorder.

Donavan receieved a five year sentence, and his accomplice, Kafunda, was jailed for four years and three months.

The video of the incident went viral after being posted on Youtube.

Police later used it as evidence to prosecute the pair.

Rossli said he remembered being approached by a man who asked if he was ok.

“I remember being pulled to my feet, then I felt someone again tugging at my rucksake,” he said.

“I was not in a position to defend myself. Once they had taken everything they wanted they left.”

Kafunda, 22, of Eastwood Road in Ilford, received three-and-a-half years for robbery and nine months for violent disorder.

Donavan, 24, of Chadwell Heath, Romford, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years for robbery. He was also sentenced for 18 months for violent disorder and 18 months for burglary.

Another of those convicted in connection to the incident was Beau Isagba, 17, of Icknield Drive, Ilford, who admitted stealing the bike from the student. He was convicted and jailed for seven years.

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