Mr Bowes (68) is being hailed as a local hero for doing his part against the rioting in Ealing, East London.
Peter Firstbrook, 60, who fought through the violent mob to drag Mr Mannington Bowes to safety, is leading the campaign for a memorial to honour his bravery. He said: “Some people are asking to rename the alleyway (where he was found) in his name. I think it’s a nice idea. I would like to put a couple of large planters on each side of the road which will constantly live, something that grows 12 months of the year.”
Talking about his death, he added: “The man was a complete innocent. He was caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s a completely pointless death. It’s a tragedy for him and his family and the whole of Ealing.
Ealing Council has set up the Richard Mannington Bowes Relief Fund to help businesses and the community get back on its feet in the wake of the riots, while the Union flag was flown at half mast from Ealing Town Hall on Friday in his memory.