A 14-year-old boy has been cleared of killing a 19-year-old, who died after an argument outside a shop near Brighton in April. Connor Saunders had been a promising footballer. Malcolm Shaw reports.
A 14-year-old boy has been found not guilty of killing East Sussex teenager Connor Saunders. The boy can't be named for legal reasons. He had denied a charge of manslaughter at Hove Crown Court.
Connor, 19, played for Peacehaven and Telscombe Football Club He died from head injuries after an incident at Rottingdean.
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.Read the full story ›
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.
VIDEO: A 15-year-old boy has gone on trial for killing another teenager who was just 19. Connor Saunders died after an argument outside a shop in Rottingdean near Brighton in April. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
The parents of a teenage footballer from Sussex who died after an incident during a night out have praised his friends who are trying to raise thousands of pounds in his memory. Connor Saunders died after a night out in April.
The parents of a teenage footballer from Sussex who died after an incident during a night out have praised his friends.Read the full story ›
More than a thousand people are expected to turn out at a fundraising fair later today.Read the full story ›
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.
Two boys, aged 13 and 14 - both arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Connor Saunders - have been told that they will have no further action taken against them at this time. Connor, 19, was assaulted in Rottingdean. A 14-year-old has been charged with manslaughter.