Looters and rioters involved in violence in Birmingham have been sent to prison after the courts opened overnight to begin processing the criminals.
In an unprecedented move, Solihull Magistrates' Court sat all night to help fast-track those charged in connection with the disorder in the region.
Chief Superintendent Phil Kay said: "This is a first for the West Midlands and has given us the opportunity to put before the courts the prisoners involved in the disorder in a really timely manner which helps speed up the judicial process."
West Midlands Police said a total of 26 defendants - including six juveniles - appeared before magistrates.
A spokeswoman said 20 are now in prison, either sentenced or due to return to court.
She said the court sat from 7.30pm to 6am to fast-track people arrested during rioting, with charges including burglary, arson, theft and violent disorder.
The force said they included 20-year-old Ryan Kelly from Leahill Croft, Chelmsley Wood, who was jailed for six months after admitting looting £3,500-worth of cigarettes from a Birmingham newsagent.
Justinder Douglas, 24, from Newtown, Birmingham, admitted stealing almost £5,000-worth of perfume from House of Fraser.
He was remanded in custody until September 8, when he will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court.
Other defendants in court overnight included a 21-year-old man from Erdington who denied stealing £500 worth of trainers from Footlocker; a 23-year-old Newtown man alleged to have stolen a Blu-ray DVD player from Richer Sounds; and a 44-year-old man on suspicion of carrying CS and pepper sprays.
West Midlands Police chief constable Chris Sims said: "We promised swift, decisive action against anyone suspected of causing trouble on our streets and, thanks to our colleagues at the courts, we're delivering on that promise.
"More people suspected of being involved in disorder will appear before magistrates today as both Sandwell and Wolverhampton have court sittings dedicated to dealing with these prisoners.
"We will not tolerate violent behaviour in the West Midlands and will arrest anyone who commit acts of violence or criminality. Offenders can expect to be put before the courts and will face the full force of the law."
West Midlands Police said it has made around 330 arrests since disturbances started on Monday evening, including one 14-year-old Wolverhampton girl who was escorted to a local police station by an uncle who suspected her of coming home with stolen clothing.
She was arrested at 8.30pm last night on suspicion of theft and remains in police custody.