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City worker admits killing man with punch over shoe prank

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Image caption The incident happened on Farringdon Street in central London

A City worker has admitted killing a recruitment consultant with a single punch after his shoe was thrown out of a minicab window as a joke.

Alexander Thomson, 32, of Wandsworth, south-west London, pleaded guilty to manslaughter of Thomas Hulme.

They were on a night out in central London with former colleagues in August when Thompson hit Mr Hulme in the head following the prank.

Mr Hulme, 23, from Tooting, south London, died the following day.

Thompson will be sentenced in March at the Old Bailey.

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