Case: Dagenham Assault: Clemuth Roberts
Victim
Name:
Clemuth Roberts
Gender:
Male
Date:
2016-12-19
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Blunt Object
Killer
Name:
Ben Harper
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
British
Status: Solved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Clemuth Roberts, 58, died after being beaten with a plank of wood near his home on 19 December 2016.

Police were called to reports of a fight in Stanhope Road, Dagenham, at around 12.59pm.

Mr Roberts, from Dagenham, was pronounced dead at the scene. The post-mortem confirmed the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Detectives said one line of enquiry was that a set of keys had been taken from Clemuth's house before the fight and that he knew his attackers.

On 26 September 2017 Ben Harper, 21 (28.08.96), of Romford, was charged with murder.

Harper admitted the lesser offence of manslaughter on the grounds of lack of intent to cause serious bodily harm on 18 December 2017.

The plea was accepted by the prosecution on 8 January 2018 and he is due to be sentenced on 5 February 2018.

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