Sickening footage has emerged showing the moment an unruly teenager delivered a fatal blow to an 82-year-old Army veteran after being confronted for causing trouble at a Derby bus station. Omar Moumeche, who was 16 years old at the time, violently attacked Dennis Clarke after the veteran chastised his friends for misbehaving on an escalator.
The assault, which occurred on May 6, 2021, resulted in the veteran suffering a fractured skull and a brain bleed. Sadly, Mr. Clarke passed away nine days later at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. His death has left a profound impact on his family, who described the immense void created by his absence.
After being found guilty of manslaughter in July, Moumeche, now 18, has been sentenced to two years in youth detention at Derby Crown Court. The shocking attack, caught on CCTV, shows Mr. Clarke being surrounded by the group of teenagers he had earlier confronted at The Eagle Market.
Following the confrontation, the group followed Mr. Clarke to Derby bus station, where he was forcibly pushed and viciously punched to the ground by Moumeche. The assailant promptly fled the scene but was apprehended shortly thereafter.
Moumeche's actions have had devastating consequences not only for Mr. Clarke's family but also for his own. The court has emphasized the importance of de-escalation and avoidance of violence in resolving conflicts. The family of Mr. Clarke has exuded remarkable dignity throughout the entire criminal process and intends to focus on their cherished memories of their beloved Dennis.
In a separate incident, a 19-year-old named Kieran Scott has been sentenced to six years in prison for the manslaughter of 53-year-old Daniel Thomas. Scott launched an unprovoked attack on Mr. Thomas, resulting in a fatal brain bleed. The court accepted Scott's guilty plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
The tragic deaths of Mr. Clarke and Mr. Thomas highlight the devastating consequences of one-punch attacks and remind us of the need to address violence in our communities. The CPS and prosecution have expressed their sympathies to the families of the victims during these difficult times.