'Self-defence' man detained

Joseph Elliott, 20, was sentenced to six months in a young offenders' institution at the Old Bailey for breaching a two-year probation order he was given in 1992 for burglary on a house in east London.

Elliott was cleared of murder and manslaughter last July after the death of Robert Osborne, a musician who had tried to stop him slashing tyres. He pleaded self-defence.

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