Life term for son who killed dad with cricket bat – Richard Wright QC and Matthew Harding prosecute – Peter Moulson QC defends,

The defendant, Phillip Badwal, pleaded guilty to murder at his trial and was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years at Bradford Crown Court.

He beat his father to death with a cricket bat and a metal dog bowl in November 2020.

Badwal was a drug addict and had repeatedly threatened his father to pay off his drug debts before the attack.

For further details and media coverage of the case click here

Richard Wright QC led Matthew Harding for the prosecution.

Peter Moulson QC defended.


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Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

Zena Charlton on 0113 245 9763