In the relation to the sad death of Richard Mannington Bowes, during the Ealing Riots last year, I was glad to hear the 17 year old who was charged has admitted guilt.
Richard's family and Ealing as a whole want to see all those who have committed crimes punished. A long drawn out trial gives no respect to the family. There is now a chance that people can move on once sentencing has occurred.
What motivates someone to punch an elderly man, and knock him to the ground. How sad can some people's mindset be. I hope the guilty plea will bring a chance to show that most people are not interesting in violence against property or other people. Since the riots I have seen and worked with lots of young people putting their time to good work either in a sporting capacity or other community minded projects.
The teen who admitted killing Richard Mannington Bowes has also pleaded guilty to violent disorder, after having previously burgled the William Hill, Tesco Express, Blockbusters and Fatboys Thai restaurant on August 8th 2011.