A teenager who drove his car over a man after knocking him into the road following a near riot at a pub has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
Martin McDonagh, 19, of Merlin Court, Bembridge Gardens, Ruislip, was found guilty of killing Lesley Mortimer, 48, by dangerous driving at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday (Wed).
His cousin, Patrick McDonagh, 19, from Southall, was also found guilty of driving dangerously.
Michael Mulkerrins, prosecuting, told the court how the riot at the White Hart pub in Hanwell had started on June 13 last year, just before Mortimer was killed.
He said: "That evening Killeen (a friend of Mr Mortimer) was angry that a group of travellers were using his local pub.
"Just before 11pm, the McDonagh group moved into the sports bar to play pool. They were minding their own business when the others entered the bar and there was a confrontation.
"There was a lot of finger-pointing and chest-puffing in the bar. Both groups went outside and things kicked off very quickly.
"Patrick McDonagh got into a car, drove it on the pavement and drove at the others.
"Killeen took out the hammer and smashed the windscreen and damaged the door of the car. McDonagh then reversed and drove off, leaving the scene.
"Seconds later, Martin McDonagh got into a car and drove towards the pub.
"Mr Mortimer was standing at the rear of his girlfriend's car when McDonagh collided with it.
"Mr Mortimer fell into the road and was lying prone as McDonagh went over him inflicting the injuries which caused his death. He died two hours later. McDonagh drove off in the same direction as his cousin."
Both men denied all the charges and claimed to have been acting in self-defence and to have been the victims rather than the aggressors.
The pair were remanded on bail for pre-sentence reports and will appear at Isleworth Crown Court for sentencing in January next year. They were warned to expect custodial sentences.