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Man jailed over racism row bus stop death in Liverpool

John Baker
Image caption John Baker has previous convictions for violence

A man who lashed out at a 70-year-old man for making racist remarks about him has been jailed for his manslaughter.

John Baker struck Thomas Muldoon, of Tuebrook, at a bus stop in Kensington, Liverpool, on 4 June. Mr Muldoon fell, hit his head and died the next day.

Baker, 56, from Toxteth, admitted manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court.

He was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail. Police said the men had been in a long-running dispute and were known in the area for their drinking.

A police spokeswoman said they had been barred from a pub because of their behaviour.

Baker has previous convictions for violence and making cannabis.

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