Connor Saunders

Fatal punch was 'self defence'

A jury has been told that a boy aged 14, accused of killing 19-year-old Connor Saunders in Sussex, was acting in self-defence.

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Massive turnout for Connor

The parents of a teenage footballer from Sussex who died after an incident during a night out have praised his friends.

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Friends remember Connor

More than a thousand people are expected to turn out at a fundraising fair later today.

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Teenager's killing was "self-defence"

A jury has been told that a boy accused of killing a teenager outside a shop in Sussex was acting in self-defence. Promising footballer Connor Saunders, 19, died from brain injuries after being punched during an argument in Rottingdean earlier this year.

A 14-year-old is on trial, accused of his manslaughter. Malcolm Shaw sent this report from Hove Crown Court. The trial continues.

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Court appearance - Connor Saunders death

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Connor Saunders who died following a brawl Credit: Police

A 14-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of a former X

Factor star's best friend in East Sussex. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of punching Connor Saunders of Woodingdean in Brighton last month.

The 19 year old died in hospital. Singer Frankie Cocozza was one of the pallbearers at his friend's funeral. The youngster will appear in court again in October.

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