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Romford man due to be sentenced today for killing Clemuth Roberts in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 05 February 2018

Ben Harper. Picture credit: Met Police.

Ben Harper. Picture credit: Met Police.

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A Romford man is due to be sentenced today for killing a grandfather from Dagenham who was beaten to death in a row over a set of keys.

Clemuth Roberts, 58, was killed in December 2016.Clemuth Roberts, 58, was killed in December 2016.

Clemuth Roberts, 58, died from a blunt force trauma to the head after he was attacked in Stanhope Road, Dagenham, in December 2016.

Last month at the Old Bailey, Ben Harper, 21, had his guilty plea for manslaughter accepted by the prosecution.

Harper he had denied murder but offered the plea of guilty to manslaughter at a previous hearing.

Clemuth, who was better known as Clem, enjoyed reggae music, playing cricket in Mayesbrook Park and spending time with his six children and 14 grandchildren.

A boy, 17, and a 14-year-girl who were arrested on suspicion of murder were later released with no further action.


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