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Labourer who beat man to death jailed
1:53pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
A builder's labourer who savagely beat a man to death with a pickaxe handle in a street fight has been branded a public danger and jailed indefinitely.
Duane Bellamy, 24, must spend at least three years and 341 days behind bars before he can even be considered for parole.
He was caught on camera striking former Skipton man Jason Seed on the head six times with the weapon in broad daylight in Guardhouse Avenue, Braithwaite, Keighley, on February 15.
The 10.30am violence was witnessed by horrified women and children, Mr Justice Maddison said at Manchester Crown Court.
The judge sentenced Bellamy to imprisonment for the protection of the public. He cannot be released until he is no longer considered a serious risk of causing significant harm to the public.
Bellamy, of Braithwaite Drive, Braithwaite, Keighley, was convicted by a jury at Leeds Crown Court in July of the manslaughter of Mr Seed. He was cleared of his murder.