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Boy on trial over riot death

A 17 year old boy will go on trial today accused of killing a pensioner during the London riots.

The youth, who can't be named for legal reasons, has already admitted looting four businesses.

Richard Mannington Bowes died on August 11th last year, three days after being attacked while trying to put out a fire in a dustbin near his home in Ealing during the rioting.

Mr Bowes was punched to the ground and suffered brain damage when his head hit the pavement.

Around 100 people attended a vigil organised by churches in Ealing in his memory and a Union flag on the town hall was lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect.

The teenager denies murder an violent disorder, but has pleaded guilty to burglary. He is going on trial with his 31 year old mother who denies perverting the courser of justice by destroying the boy's clothes.

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