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Two guilty over musician's death
Timothy Colwell
Timothy Colwell, 65, was a respected jazz musician
Two men have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a jazz musician who was falsely accused of being a paedophile.

Richard Harris, 21, and Daniel Newham, 18, set on Timothy Colwell, 65, outside his flat in the New Forest.

Mr Colwell was attacked on 18 September 2003 and died of a heart attack. Before the assault, he was accused of being a paedophile and had a window smashed.

Harris, of Seaton Close, Lymington, and Newham, of Burnhouse Lane, Pilley, will be sentenced at a date yet to be set.

During the trial at Winchester Crown Court, jurors heard that Mr Colwell had been beaten and kicked to the ground by the two men outside his Pennington home.

Prosecutor Nicholas Atkinson, QC said Mr Colwell was seen as an eccentric and had drawn attention to himself by often ringing police to tell them about truanting children hanging around the playground near his flat.

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