Teenager admits killing OAP during riots
Monday 12 March 2012
A 17-year-old boy today admitted killing a pensioner during last summer's riots.
The teenager punched Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, knocking him to the ground where he banged his head.
Mr Bowes was taken from the scene near his home in Haven Green, Ealing, west London, but died in hospital.
The boy admitted manslaughter when he appeared at Inner London Crown Court today beside his mother, who is accused of perverting the course of justice, which she denies.
Mr Bowes died on August 11, three days after being attacked while trying to put out a fire in a dustbin near his home.
He suffered brain damage when his head hit the pavement.
The defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, also pleaded guilty to violent disorder.
He had previously admitted burglary at William Hill, Tesco Express, Blockbusters and Fatboys Thai restaurant on August 8.
He is accused of murdering Mr Bowes and will reappear at court tomorrow with his 31-year-old mother to stand trial.
Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
Mysterious 'X-Files' sounds heard miles above the Earth
University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
Met Gala 2015: Beyoncé manages to out-skimp Rihanna, Miley and Kim Kardashian combined with near-naked ensemble
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit