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Boys, 14, guilty of murdering man
Colin Greenwood
Mr Greenwood died the morning after he was attacked
Two schoolboys have been found guilty of murdering a partially-sighted man who died the day after they attacked him while he waited for a tram.

The boys were both 14 when they kicked Colin Greenwood, 45, in the head and body at the Middlewood tram terminus in Sheffield in April.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how Mr Greenwood, a father of five, died from a brain injury the next morning.

The boys, now 14 and 15, were found guilty on Friday following a trial.

Collapsed later

Both looked stunned as the foreman of the jury returned the verdicts after three-and-a-half hours of deliberations.

The mother of one of the teenagers broke into uncontrollable sobbing and shouted to her son from the public gallery.

The court earlier heard Mr Greenwood was heading to visit his children when he was attacked.

Prosecutors said the boys pretended to punch him and threatened to stab him with a penknife.

He kicked out at them and fell, and as he tried to get up, one of the boys kicked his forehead, causing his head to bounce off the pavement.

Mr Greenwood got up after the attack, but later collapsed as he got off a bus, and died in hospital the next morning.

The teenagers will be sentenced on 5 October.


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