Italian man accused of stealing job killed in Kent

(ANSA) - Milan, October 23 - An Italian man working in a restaurant in Britain was killed by a gang who accused him of "taking jobs," local media said Wednesday.

Joele Leotta, 19, suffered kicks and punches from a gang of about eight men aged 21 to 45 in the town of Maidstone in the county of Kent.

Leotta, who may also have been stabbed in the attack, had travelled from his home in the northern town of Nibionno, near the city of Lecco, to Britain 10 days earlier to learn English and find work.

A friend of the victim sustained injuries to the neck, head and back that do not threaten his life.

Authorities say Alex Galbiati was being treated in hospital.

Leotta's family, informed of the killing on Monday, has travelled to Kent.

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