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article imageMan violently assaulted in Ealing riots on Monday night has died

By Gemma Fox     Aug 11, 2011 in Crime
London - The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a 68-year old man injured during the riots in Ealing on Monday night has died in hospital.
A murder investigation is under way after the 68-year man, named today as Richard Mannington Bowes, died following injuries he sustained attempting to stamp out a fire set by rioters on Monday night in Ealing, London.
Mr Bowes was attacked by at least one person as he attempted to put out the fire. Police today released images of the man they suspect to be his attacker.
Mr Bowes was taken to hospital on Monday night after the attack, which happened at around 10:45 p.m. He had serious head injuries and was described as being in a critical condition but passed away shortly before midnight last night.
Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane from the Met's Homicide and Serious Crime Command had this to say, "This was a brutal incident that resulted in the senseless killing of an innocent man.
"I still need the assistance of the community who may have witnessed the attack on Richard, to come forward and provide information or images they may have recorded on mobile devices. This information could be crucial in catching his killer."
Video from Sky News.
Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man during the violent disorder in Ealing on the n...
Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man during the violent disorder in Ealing on the night of Monday the 8th of August, have released a CCTV still of a suspect. This CCTV still shows a man suspected of carrying out the assault. He is described as a black man with a big build wearing a white t-shirt with writing on the front and dark coloured jumper over his shoulders. This clip is close to the scene and after the attack.
Metropolitan Police
UPDATED: A 22-year old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Richard Mannington Bowes.
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