Two teenage boys admit killing blind grandmother Paula Castle in handbag mugging

Kids these days!!


Two teenage boys have confessed to killing a partially-sighted grandmother when they mugged her for ‘a small amount of money’.

The 15-year-olds knocked 85-year-old Paula Castle to the ground as they stole her handbag in an alleyway.

She died from her head injuries the following day in hospital.

Both boys have now admitted manslaughter at the start of their Old Bailey trial.

They had been charged with murder but their guilty manslaughter pleas were accepted instead.

Mrs Castle, who was registered blind and lived alone, was attacked and robbed in Greenford, west London, on November 19 last year.

Andrew Edis, prosecuting, said: ‘This is a grave case.

‘These two defendants accosted an 85-year-old woman, Paula Castle, in an alleyway in Greenford in order to rob her of what transpired to be a small amount of money and a bank card which was used in order to by some fast food…

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