Search

Son pleads guilty to father’s fatal stabbing in East Ham

12:56 12 March 2014

Anthonypillai admitted killing his father

Anthonypillai admitted killing his father

PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man has admitted fatally stabbing his father last year.

Amala Kumar Anthonypillai, 27, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey this morning.

He was sentenced to a hospital order under Sections 37 and 71 of the Mental Health Act.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to Burges Road, East Ham, at around 7:30pm on Thursday, June 13 last year, to reports of an injured man.

He was identified as Anthonypillai’s father, Vethanayagam Anthonypillai, 68, and pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as head and neck injuries.

The court heard that Anthonypillai, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and later charged.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:30
Reporter Mark Shales in Beijing

Reporter Mark Shales is in China on a tour of facilities operated by ABP, the company that are developing a business district in Newham’s Royal Albert Dock. Here he blogs for the first time about his experience overseas...

China
Yesterday, 15:23
Police at the scene in Eversleigh road

Neighbours have expressed their “shock” and “sadness” following the death of a woman in East Ham.

London police
Yesterday, 14:39
Salisbury summer school team (l-r) Mohammad Moulvi, Yvonne Ackuaku and Aneesa Raja

Summer holidays are upon us and school staff and students are looking forward to a well deserved break.

Yesterday, 13:00
A model of the sculpture of theatre director Joan Littlewood outside Theatre Royal Stratford East.

A sculpture to honour legendary theatre director Joan Littlewood is to be unveiled in Stratford later this year.

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder