(left) 17-year-old Darrell Desuze (right) victim Richard Mannington

A teenage boy who killed a pensioner during last year’s London riots has been named as 17-year-old Darrell Desuze after his right to anonymity was lifted by the courts. Desuze of Hounslow west London killed 68-year-old Richard Mannington with one punch which knocked him to the ground on 8 August during the riots in Ealing, after he tried to put out a bin that was set alight near his home. Mannington suffered brain damage and died in hospital three days later.

Dezuse’s identity had previously been protected by the court because he was under the age of eighteen when he commited the crime, but the judge at Inner London crown court decided to lift the banning order after Desuze pleaded guilty to manslaughter. CCTV video footage of the attack has also been released.

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The 17-year-old’s mother, Lavina Desuze, also stands trial for perverting the course of justice next week after she allegedly destroyed her son’s clothing on the night of the attack.

Darrel Desuze will be sentenced next month.

 

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