Boy, 17, admits killing 68-year-old during London riots

Richard Mannington Bowes
Image caption Mr Mannington Bowes suffered injury when his head hit the pavement

A 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a 68-year-old man during the London riots.

Richard Mannington Bowes was punched and fell to the ground as he tried to stamp out a fire in Spring Bridge Road in Ealing, west London, on 8 August last year.

Mr Mannington Bowes suffered brain damage when his head hit the pavement.

The defendant, from Hounslow, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Inner London Crown Court.

He had previously admitted burglaries on the day of the crime at William Hill, Tesco Express, Blockbusters and Fatboys Thai restaurant.

The court has heard that Mr Mannington Bowes was taken from the scene near his home in Haven Green, Ealing, but was pronounced dead in hospital.

The case was adjourned until Tuesday.

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