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London riots: Boy denies Richard Bowes murder in Ealing

Richard Mannington Bowes
Image caption Richard Bowes died on 11 August, three days after being attacked

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to murdering a man during the riots in London.

The youth, who cannot be named, denied killing Richard Bowes, 68, in Ealing, west London, in August.

The teenager also denied violent disorder but pleaded guilty to burglary when he appeared at the Old Bailey.

He was remanded in custody to face trial on 12 March along with his mother, who denied a count of perverting the course of justice.

The mother is accused of concealing or destroying her son's clothes. She was remanded on conditional bail.

The pair appeared in the dock together.

The teenager admitted burglary on 8 August at William Hill, Tesco Express, Blockbuster and Fatboys Thai restaurant.

Mr Bowes died on 11 August, three days after being attacked whilst trying to put out a fire in a dustbin near his home.

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