A council tenant whose son appeared in court charged in connection with the Battersea riots has been served with an eviction notice.

Mother of two, Maite de Calva, of Francis Chichester Way, Battersea, is believed to be the first person in the country to be facing the prospect of losing her council-owned home as a result of the rioting and looting charges.

Her son Daniel Sartain-Clarke, 18, was charged with burglary with intent to steal at Currys, and violent disorder, at South Western Magistrates Court on August 10.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Inner London Crown Court on September 7.

The process will see Wandsworth Council apply through the courts for the eviction to be granted - with the ultimate decision resting with a judge.

But Ms de Calva told the Daily Mail her son was only there to help a friend from their church escape the chaos.

Ms de Calva said: "She told Daniel she was caught in the violence and both he and his girlfriend went down there to help her and get her away.

"Daniel got to Currys when it had already been looted. He went into the shop, heard noises downstairs. It was empty.

"Somebody could have been hurt down there - he didn’t know. He saw two men with balaclavas and as they ran out the police stopped him. He did nothing."