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."
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UPDATED: A 22-year old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Richard Mannington Bowes.