Police released CCTV footage showing Eddy Ives leaving kebab shop after killing electrician Ben Mahoney
Eddy Ives was convicted of manslaughter
Police have released CCTV footage showing Eddy Ives leaving a kebab shop after killing electrician Ben Mahoney.
It shows Ives leaving the House on the Hill kebab shop during the assault and almost immediately going back in.
He eventually leaves the Dartford takeaway with friend Jamie Gardner. Ives is the first person to leave in the footage.
Mr Gardner was not charged with any offence, nor was there any suggestion he was involved in the assault on Mr Mahoney.
During his manslaughter trial, in which a jury found him unanimously guilty, Judge Carey told Ives: “You made a great error in coming back in that shop.
“I have no doubt you lost your temper and weren’t prepared to leave it there.
“There was another scuffle and then, either in the face of limited provocation or no provocation at all, you went for him.
“Mr Mahoney went behind the counter in terror because he could see just how determined you were to get to him, and then you beat him.”
The attack caused Mr Mahoney’s head to jerk back so violently that an artery ruptured and, as one witness described, he “died almost on his feet.”
Following his release from prison in March for witness intimidation, the court heard Ives went to live with his girlfriend, Angela, and her two children, at her home in Gravesend.
He told the court he “loved her to bits” and had the hairdresser’s name tattooed on his neck.
But speaking after Ives was jailed, former girlfriend Angela said: "I was with him for three months. With Eddy, the only problem I had with him was drink and drugs.
"I've had the good and the bad with Eddy. He's a lot of things but he's not a killer. The only thing I couldn't stand was his drink and drugs use.
"He was a lovely person but trouble just followed him. He never lived with me."
Ives claimed she had thrown him out of her home after she caught him smoking cannabis.
The following evening in April this year he killed 30-year-old Mr Mahoney.
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