Youth, 17, jailed for riot death
A BOY of 17 has been detained for eight years for the killing of a pensioner during the London riots.
Darrell Desuze had pleaded guilty last month to the manslaughter of Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, who was punched to the ground as he tried to stamp out a fire in Ealing, west London, on August 8.
He suffered brain damage when his head hit the pavement.
Desuze’s mother Lavinia Desuze, 31, was jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice.
In a victim impact statement read out at Inner London Crown Court, Mr Bowes sister said Darrell Desuze, of Hounslow, had committed a “terrible crime” but added “I do forgive him”.