Richard Bowes murder: Boy faces trial over Ealing riot death

Richard Mannington Bowes
Image caption Richard Bowes was attacked as he stamped out a fire near a shopping centre in Ealing last month

A 16-year-old who has been charged with murdering a man during riots in west London is to face trial next year.

The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is accused of killing Richard Bowes, 68, in Spring Bridge Road, Ealing, on 8 August.

Mr Bowes is thought to have been stamping out a fire on the night. He suffered fatal head injuries.

The youth, who comes from Hounslow, west London, is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 12 March.

His next court appearance will be for a pre-trial hearing on 24 November.

He is also charged with violent disorder and four counts of burglary, relating to looting at a William Hill bookmakers.

His mother, who also cannot be identified, was granted bail by the Old Bailey after being charged with intending to pervert the course of justice.

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