UK teenagers plead guilty to killing Indian sailor

Three British teenagers have pleaded guilty to the sensational killing of an Indian sailor in a racially motivated attack on a ship in UK in October 2007.
HT Image
HT Image
Updated on Feb 24, 2009 03:45 PM IST
Copy Link
PTI | By, London

Three British teenagers have pleaded guilty to the sensational killing of an Indian sailor in a racially motivated attack on a ship in UK in October 2007.

Goa origin, Gregory Fernandes, 32, was set upon by a group of teenagers who boasted that they wanted to "beat a Paki" when they saw him and his colleague, Vinod P return to their ship near Southamton, The Garonne, after a drink in a local hotel in Fawley.

In the incident that headlines in London and in India, the two were attacked by the group until a passerby rescued Fernandes and took him to nearby docks, where he collapsed and died. Vinod, 29, suffered a broken collar bone.

At the Winchester Crown Court on Monday, the three teenagers, Stephen Pritchard, Daniel Rogers, and Chay Fields, admitted to manslaughter.

They also pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Vinod. Two other 15-year-old boys from Fawley, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, also admitted causing grievous bodily harm to and assaulting Vinod.

Justice Royce, adjourned the case and ordered pre-sentence reports on all five, who will be sentenced in March. The three teenagers who admitted killing Fernandes were remanded in custody and the other two were granted bail.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Brazilian model and sniper Thalito do Valle in a screengrab from her YouTube video. 

    Brazilian model, sniper killed in Russian military strike in Ukraine: Report

    A Brazilian model who had joined the Ukrainian army and trained as a sniper to help fight against invading Russian forces has been killed in combat, according to media reports. Thalita also took part in humanitarian missions and fought the Islamic State in Iraq, according to a report by the Daily Mail. Ex-Brazilian soldier Douglas Burigo, 40, who returned to find Thalita was the only soldier left after the first strike took place, British publication Daily Mail claimed.

  • Residents line up for Covid-19 testing in Shanghai, on Wednesday. Residents of parts of Shanghai and Beijing have been ordered to undergo further rounds of testing following the discovery of new cases in the two cities. (AP)

    Beijing announces first vaccine mandate as Omicron clusters break out in China

    China's capital Beijing will introduce a vaccine mandate for certain public venues from July 11, the first in the country, as millions in China face new curbs and the country tackles fresh Covid-19 clusters including a karaoke lounge-related outbreak in Shanghai and a spreading one in the tourist city of Xian. Restaurants and public transport are exempt. Those who have health problems and cannot be vaccinated are exempt from the mandate.

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate, in Parliament in London.

    My job is to 'keep going': British PM amid wave of resignations

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defied growing calls for him to step down on Wednesday, telling lawmakers he would "keep going" following a wave of resignations from his government including those of two key ministers. Johnson made the remarks in parliament in response to a question from a lawmaker in his own party who asked if the prime minister thought there were any circumstances in which he should resign.

  • Kalwant Singh, who was convicted in 2016 of bringing heroin into Singapore, is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 7.

    Singapore to hang 2nd Indian-origin drug trafficker in 3 months, appeal fails

    An Indian-origin Malaysian drug trafficker, Kalwant Singh, is to be executed early Thursday after a Singapore court dismissed a last-minute appeal to delay his sentence. This comes two months after authorities executed another Indian-Malaysian drug trafficker - Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, 34 - whose lawyers and family appealed on grouDharmalingam, who had been on death row for over a decades he was mentally disabled. He had sought a review on grounds he had given information that helped arrest a key suspected drug trafficker.

  • In a letter to Trudeau, the group, Canadian Hindu Volunteers, said the film “deliberately shows (the) Hindu Goddess in a derogatory manner”. (Shutterstock)

    Kaali movie organisers apologise after uproar over ‘offensive’ poster

    The university responsible for curating the programme and the museum that provided it a platform issued an apology on Tuesday after uproar over a film with a poster found offensive by Hindu groups in Canada. On the other hand, York University, where the film's director is studying, has supported Leena Manimekalai's artistic freedom. A spokesperson for the university also said its logo was used on the controversial poster “without permission”.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, July 06, 2022