Boy, 16, refused bail over Richard Bowes murder

Richard Mannington Bowes
Image caption Richard Bowes suffered fatal head injuries

A 16-year-old boy charged with murdering a man during riots in west London has been refused bail.

Richard Bowes, 68, is understood to have been attacked as he tried to stamp out a fire in Spring Bridge Road in Ealing on 8 August.

The boy, who cannot be named, appeared at the Old Bailey via video link for the hearing.

But Judge Anthony Morris refused the application, remanding him in custody to a hearing at the court next month.

The youth, from Hounslow, west London, is also charged with violent disorder and four counts of burglary - relating to looting at a William Hill bookmakers.

He is next due to appear at the Old Bailey on 9 September.

The Metropolitan Police have now charged more than 1,000 people in connection with violence and disorder that took place on London's streets last week.

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