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Teenager admits betting shop killing

A TEENAGER has admitted kicking and punching a partially deaf punter to death in an east London betting shop.

Andrew Angus, 18, pleaded guilty to manslaughter during a brief appearance at the Old Bailey.

Three weeks earlier Marcel Anderson, then aged 17, also admitted killing Leslie Bones at the Coral shop in Station Parade, Barking, close to the bookmaker's headquarters.

Anderson can be named after turning 18 last month.

Both teenagers denied murder and their pleas were accepted by the prosecution.                

Mr Bones, 60, who lived locally and was well known to staff at the shop, was attacked on April 19 and died in Queen's Hospital, Romford, the following day. A post mortem gave the cause of death as a blow to the head.

The two youths, who sat in the dock side by side, will be sentenced on September 29 once reports are prepared.

Footage from CCTV cameras in the shop will be shown at the next hearing.

Angus, of Bevan Avenue, Barking, and Anderson, of Crossway, Dagenham, were both remanded in custody.


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