A 21 year old man has appeared in court and been charged with the manslaughter of a 16 year old student in East Sussex. Last November George Austin, a man of no fixed address from Bermondsey, appeared in court and was charged with the manslaughter of Mohammed Al-Majed, an English language student. The attack is suspected to be racially motivated.

Mr Al-Majhed was taken to hospital and died two days after, suffering serious injuries to the head when he hit a pavement due to a confrontation on August the 22nd in Hastings, East Sussex. Austin was remanded in custody after a preliminary hearing in Lewes Crown Court on December the 5th and will remain so until a further plea and case management hearing on February the 13th of this year. Officers arrested the 21 year old on an aircraft which had arrived from Cyprus on Thursday the 27th of November.

Two other men have also been charged in connection with Mr. Al-Majhed’s death. The 16 year old had been studying English at EF International Language schools in White Rock, Hastings, for about five weeks before the attack in August of last year. His body was flown back to Qatar after he died at Kings’s College Hospital in London.

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