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A 16-year-old boy who ran away laughing after killing a shopkeeper who refused to sell him Rizla papers has been found guilty of manslaughter. Vijaykumar Patel, 49, suffered a 'catastrophic' head injury in an unprovoked attack outside the minimarket where he worked in Mill Hill, north. The teenager, from Brent, went into the shop with two friends and tried to buy cigarette papers, but they were sent away for being under 18.
Prosecutor Louis Mably QC had told a jury that the teenager became aggressive and shouted abuse before hurling himself at Mr Patel outside the shop. The attack was captured on CCTV and Mr Mably said: 'It is possible to see the moment Mr Patel was hit and which boy delivered the blow'. Scroll down for video. Mr Patel, pictured here in hospital, suffered a fatal head wound after the boy punched him in the face causing him to fall to the ground He added: 'This boy suddenly lunged at Mr Patel, flew towards him and smashed him in the upper part of his body with his right forearm. 'When the boy smashed into the lower part of his face it caused Mr Patel, with his hands in his pockets, to fall backwards on to the pavement and smash his head. 'It was that moment, that blow causing him to smash his head, that caused his death.' Mr Mably said that Mr Patel 'had not really been involved' in the incident and 'was standing with his hands in his cardigan pockets watching what was going on' when he was struck.
Share Another shop worker then chased the boys away with a billboard sign and a broom. The boys were seen 'laughing, joking and happy about what had taken place' as they fled the scene, Mr Mably told the jury.
Mr Patel was found by police unconscious and bleeding in the street on January 6. He was rushed to St Mary's Hospital in central London and died the next day from an injury to the back of his head.
A search of his bedroom recovered the black jacket and Burberry scarf he was wearing at the time of the attack. Mr Patel’s saliva was found on the right sleeve of the coat. Mr Patel was attacked by the teenager at a minimarket in Mill Hill, north London, when he refused to sell him and two Rizla cigarette papers because they were underage.
Pictured: police at the scene His employer told jurors how the killing had affected him, saying: ‘I went through complete shock. Someone lost their life in front of my eyes - someone who worked for me.’ Defence barrister Philippa McAtasney QC argued that the teenager was alarmed by the fact that the two bigger adults, who at times spoke to each other in Urdu, were being the aggressors in demanding they leave.