A thug who brutally kicked a pal to death following a "petty" argument over a £30 debt has been jailed for manslaughter.

David Dalling, 45, left 60-year-old Hubert Hall dying face down on the pavement in a pool of his own blood after the "vicious" attack.

Wood Green Crown Court heard the pair starting rowing over the cash at about 6.30am on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 after a night of drinking.

Dalling threw Mr Hall to the ground before kicking him six times in the head.

He then picked up items that had fallen from his victim's pockets before delivering a seventh "sickening" kick to his head and calmly walking away.

A passer-by discovered Mr Hall lying motionless on the floor in Walthamstow, and called 999.

Mr Hall, who was from Walthamstow, sustained injuries to his head causing severe blood loss and a traumatic brain Injury.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but he was pronounced dead the next day.

Murder cops arrested Dalling on suspicion of murder on Thursday, April 4 after police enquiries identified him as the suspect.

When he was arrested and cautioned, Dalling made a reply of "I understand" and "murder?"

During interview, Dalling answered "no comment’" to all the questions put to him. He was charged with murder and robbery on Saturday, April 6 - four days after the fatal row.

Detective Sergeant Daniel Yeoman said: “Dalling carried out a brutal, vicious attack on Mr Hall over a petty argument over a £30 debt.

"Dalling continued his attack on Mr Hall, even when he was lying defenceless on the ground and clearly injured. Dalling then calmly walked away without an ounce of remorse for what he had done to his friend.

“Luckily our enquiries enabled us to swiftly arrest Dalling and the evidence we compiled has resulted in him being convicted and jailed for killing Mr Hall.”

Dalling, of Stockwell, south London, was jailed for 10 years.