Damilola Killers Jailed For Eight Years

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Damilola Killers Jailed For Eight Years

Brothers Danny Preddie (18) and Ricky Preddie (19) were both jailed for eight years today for the killing of Nigerian schoolboy Damilola Taylor.

The pair were convicted in August of the manslaughter of the 10-year-old, who died after being stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle.

The brothers, both from Peckham, were 12 and 13 at the time of the killing.

Damilola's father Richard Taylor said today:

This has been a catalogue of failures. Failure by the system to keep these young people in school and off the streets from committing crime, failure by their mentors to give them good direction, failure by those in charge to control them, failure by the authorities to catch them sooner.

Last Updated 09 October 2006