According to the New York Post, a teenager in the United Kingdom who killed an 82-year-old Army veteran with a single punch has been sentenced to two years in a young offenders institute. Dennis Clarke, 82, was attacked at Derby bus station in May 2021 by 16-year-old Omar Moumeche. On his way home following a day of shopping, the elderly guy observed Omar Moumeche and his companions playing about on an escalator. He challenged them about their actions before leaving the shop. He was, however, pursued to the bus stop, where Moumeche assaulted him. The former soldier, who had served in Singapore, was thrown to the ground and then savagely attacked. Moumeche then escaped the bus terminal but was apprehended within minutes.
#SENTENCED | A teenager has been sentenced following the killing of 82-year-old Dennis Clarke with just a single punch at #Derby bus station in May 2021. Omar Moumeche, of James Close, was found guilty to a single count of Manslaughter in July. More here: https://t.co/HIG6TMR47h pic.twitter.com/p7CETOlN7T
— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) November 17, 2023
The strike knocked the 82-year-old to the ground, shattering his skull and triggering a brain hemorrhage. He died nine days later in the hospital.
Derbyshire Police have released a video of the incident, which shows Mr. Clarke surrounded by the adolescents he had previously chastised.
The Boy Convicted Guilty of Manslaughter in July and Sentenced to Two Years in Juvenile Jail
Moumeche, now 18, was convicted guilty of manslaughter in July and sentenced to two years in juvenile jail on Friday at Derby Crown Court.
‘Our investigation was assisted by the capture of CCTV footage and many witness accounts, all of which were presented during the trial. The defendant claimed he acted in self-defense, and the jury on the balance and high threshold required, refused to accept his version of events,” said Detective Inspector Mark Shaw.
”The tragic events of that day have had a devastating effect on both the families of Mr Clarke and of the defendant himself. Mr. Moumeches’ actions at that moment will have lasting effects both short term whilst he is serving his custodial sentence, and post-sentence as he tries to move forward. He continued.
“I hope that this case will demonstrate how important it is to stop and take a moment before resolving any matters and avoid resorting to the level of violence and the consequences seen here.”
Two other teenagers who were detained at the time in connection with the same event face no additional charges.