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Ealing disorder: Boy remanded over Richard Bowes murder

Richard Mannington Bowes
Image caption Richard Bowes suffered fatal head injuries

A 16-year-old boy charged with the murder of a man during riots in west London has been remanded in custody.

Richard Bowes, 68, is understood to have been attacked as he tried to stamp out a fire in Spring Bridge Road in Ealing on 8 August.

The boy, from Hounslow, who cannot be named, was also charged with violent disorder and four counts of burglary at Croydon Magistrates' Court.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 18 August.

His mother, 31, also appeared before Croydon magistrates, charged with perverting the course of justice.

She too was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on the same day as her son, who is being held in secure accommodation.

He faces burglary charges in relation to alleged looting at a William Hill betting shop, a Tesco Express store, a Blockbusters video shop and a restaurant.

Mr Bowes, of Haven Green, Ealing, never regained consciousness and died in hospital on 11 August, three days after sustaining head injuries.

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