Effingham builder Jimmy Connors jailed over manslaughter in Surrey

Jimmy Connors
Image caption Connors was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday

A builder has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for killing a man at a travellers' site in Surrey over a row about money.

Jimmy Connors, 43, of Calvert Road, Effingham, punched 54-year-old Robert Patrick at the site in Effingham on 30 July.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Patrick died of head injuries.

Connors had originally been charged with murder but entered a guilty plea to manslaughter on Thursday.

Det Ch Insp Steve Hayes said: "What started out as a minor argument over money ended with Jim Connors violently attacking Mr Patrick and leaving him with injuries that sadly led to his death.

"Connors then tried to cover his tracks and asked others to lie to disguise his involvement."

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