12/03/2012 10:19 GMT | Updated 12/03/2012 10:54 GMT

Richard Mannington Bowes Death: 17-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Killing Pensioner During London Riots

A 17-year-old boy admitted today that he killed a pensioner during last summer's riots.

The teenager punched Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, knocking him to the ground where he banged his head.

He was taken from the scene near his home in Haven Green, Ealing, west London, but died in hospital.

The boy admitted manslaughter when he appeared at Inner London Crown Court on Monday.

Mannington Bowes died on 11 August, three days after being attacked while trying to put out a fire in a dustbin near his home.

He suffered brain damage when his head hit the pavement.

The defendant, who cannot currently be named because of his age, also pleaded guilty to violent disorder today.

He had previously admitted burglary at William Hill, Tesco Express, Blockbusters and Fatboys Thai restaurant on 8 August.