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Romford man admits killing grandfather Clemuth Roberts in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 14:04 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:21 08 January 2018

Ben Harper will be sentenced on February 5. Picture credit: Met Police.

Ben Harper will be sentenced on February 5. Picture credit: Met Police.

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A Romford man is facing jail after he admitted killing a grandfather from Dagenham who was beaten to death in a row over a set of keys.

Clemuth Roberts playing with grandson Corey Roberts and grandaughter Shannon Roberts. Picture credit: Submitted by familyClemuth Roberts playing with grandson Corey Roberts and grandaughter Shannon Roberts. Picture credit: Submitted by family

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

Today 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 last month.

He will be sentenced on February 5.

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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