Teenager Admits Killing Greenford Pensioner in Mugging
Partially sighted Paula Castle attacked in November
A 15-year -old boy has admitted killing a Greenford pensioner while mugging her for her handbag.
Partially-sighted Paula Castle, 85, of West Ridge Gardens, was the mother of former Cleveland Ward Conservative Councillor Brian Castle (who died from a heart attack in 2007).
She was attacked off Oldfield Lane South in Greenford last November and died of head injuries in hospital the following day.
The 15-year-old boy appeared by video-link at the Old Bailey and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
He pleaded not guilty to murder and was remanded in custody.
The teenager also pleaded guilty to robbing Mrs Castle of her handbag, and mugging a second woman, Rose Mohamed, for £120.
Another 15-year-old youth charged with the same offences was remanded until later in the month after his plea and case management hearing was adjourned.