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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

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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