City worker accused of killing consultant after his shoe was thrown out of minicab window in 'prank'
A City worker has appeared in court accused of killing a recruitment consultant after his shoe was thrown out of a minicab window.
Alexander Thomson, 32, was on a night out with former colleagues last Friday when he allegedly lashed out and punched Thomas Hulme in the head following the trivial incident.
At the time, the group of four were inside a minicab on Farringdon Street in the City of London.
Mr Hulme, 23, from Tooting, south London, died on Saturday night and Thomson was charged with his manslaughter.
The defendant, of Broomwood Road, Clapham, south London, was brought before Judge Wendy Joseph QC at the Old Bailey.
He spoke only to confirm his name before the judge granted him conditional bail to return to court on September 26 for a plea hearing.