A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a man during the London riots.

Richard Bowes, 68, died in hospital on Thursday of head injuries after being assaulted during the riots in Ealing last Monday.

The teenager, from Hounslow, has also been charged with violent disorder and four counts of burglary.

The boy's 35-year-old mother has been charged with undertaking an act that was intended to pervert the course of justice.

The teen, who hasn't been identified for legal reasons, will appear at Croydon Youth Court on Tuesday while his mother will have her case heard at Croydon Magistrates' Court.

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Head of CPS London homicide unit, Daren Streeter, told the Daily Mail: "The CPS has this evening authorised that a 16-year-old male should be charged with the murder of Richard Mannington Bowes."

He added: "At this stage, there is a reasonable suspicion that the 16-year-old was responsible for the unlawful killing of Mr Bowes.

"It is clearly in the public interest that he be prosecuted for this offence.

"As with all prosecutions, we will keep the case against the defendant under review and consider any new evidence provided to us by the police during their ongoing investigation into this incident."