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Northampton killing: Daniel Tero jailed for manslaughter of George Wedderburn

Daniel Tero Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption Daniel Tero admitted killing George Wedderburn in Northampton

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for killing a "Good Samaritan" who intervened in a street brawl.

George Wedderburn, 61, of Byfield Road, St James, Northampton, tried to break up the fight in Abington Square, in the town on 17 August.

He received serious head injuries and died in hospital on 23 August.

Daniel Tero, of Burleigh Road, Northampton, was jailed for four years and 10 months at Northampton Crown Court after admitting manslaughter.

He will also spend three years and eight months on licence after his release from prison.

'Disastrous consequences'

After the hearing, Northamptonshire Police said Mr Wedderburn had intervened when he saw someone being assaulted.

Det Ch Insp Stephen Woliter said: "Unfortunately he was then assaulted by the aggressor, Daniel Tero, who punched him once to the head, knocking him to the floor.

"It was the impact of his fall that led to his death almost a week later.

"This type of one-punch assault is unfortunately prevalent in towns and cities across the UK and, in this case, has had disastrous consequences for Mr Wedderburn and his family."

Mr Wedderburn's two teenage sons said their father was a "hero who died a peacemaker".

His partner, Angela Augustine, said: "Our sons have lost a devoted dad.

"My wider family have lost a brother, stepdad and close friend and I have lost my soulmate and the father to my children."

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