Surrey

Ross Edwards detained for killing John Beaumont in Addlestone

  • 14 February 2014
  • From the section Surrey
John Beaumont
John Beaumont was one of five brothers and was to have been a mechanic

A teenager has been given four-and-a-half years' detention for killing a 17-year-old boy in a park in Surrey.

Ross Edwards, also 17, from Chertsey, was found guilty of the manslaughter of John Beaumont last month by a Guildford Crown Court jury.

John died from a head injury after being assaulted in a park off Burleigh Road, Addlestone in August.

Surrey Police said the "devastating impact" of his death continues to be felt.

John suffered serious head injuries in the attack and was taken to St George's hospital in London, where he died the following day.

The teenager, who was the youngest of five brothers from Chertsey, had just been offered a place as an apprentice mechanic at a truck company when he died.

Detectives said the attack stirred up strong feelings in the Addlestone and Chertsey communities and they appealed for calm following last month's verdict, with officers stepping up patrols.

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