Saturday, 20 January 2007

The killing of Thomas Kidd

On 6 May 1995, 61-year-old Tulse Hill resident, Thomas Kidd, was violently mugged in Tulse Hill on his way home from a VE day celebration and died later from the injuries he received.

Ed Ram, of the Evening Standard subsequently, said this:

"It is an appalling state of affairs when an elderly man cannot go out on the streets of London without being attacked and killed."
Two youths, whose names were not released because of their age, were arrested and charged with manslaughter. This charge was dropped because the prosecution could not prove Thomas had died as a direct result of the injuries which he had sustained.

They were, therefore, convicted of assault only and sentenced to just five years in prison.

They were both black.

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