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Ricky Preddie & DANNY PREDDIE



Ricky & Danny Preddie




Ricky - 1987

Danny - 1988

Kill Total:


Kill date:

November 2000

Kill Place:

Peckham, London






Damilola Taylor
D.O.B. 7 December 1989




The old Bailey


Mr Justice Goldring












27th November 2000, 10 year old Damilola Taylor was walking home from Peckham library, he was attacked and stabbed in the leg with a broken beer bottle.

He escaped, and in a stairwell on the Peckham estate he was bleeding heavily from the wound, he died in the ambulance on his way to hospital.


2002, 4 youths went on Trial at the Old Bailey in London.

All four were acquitted, 2 were acquitted on the order of the judge, saying the rime witness, a 14 year old girl, was unreliable. The jury found the other 2 not guilty, and also questioned the reliability of young witnesses.


2005, Police had kept the investigation live, and after new DNA techniques were used 3 people were arrested. The arrested were Hassan Jihad, aged 19, and two brothers aged 17 and 16 who could not be named due to legal reasons.


23rd January 2006, Jhand, and two brothers aged 17, and 18 appeared at the old Bailey to face charges of manslaughter and assault.


29th March 2006, The jury were unable to reach a verdict. The CPS (Crown Prosecution service) announced that there would b a re-trial.


9th August 2006, Ricky Preddie, now aged 19, and his brother Danny Preddie, aged 18 go on trial at the Old Bailey. Forensic evidence, which was missed at the time, revealed tiny blood spots and fibres linking the brothers with Damilola.


Tuesday 11th September 2006, The jury of 6 men and 6 women, found Rick & Danny Preddie,  guilty of the manslaughter of 10 year old Damilola Taylor.

Sentencing was deferred to allow for reports.


9th October 2006, At the old Bailey, the judge sentenced the Preddie brothers to 8 years in youth custody.

Both brothers would be due for parole in 2010 after serving half of the sentence.


8th September 2010, Ricky was released, subject to probation supervision.


13th March 2011, Ricky Preddie was recalled  because he was seen in Peckham, and was associating with gang members, both contrary to his parole conditions 


September 2011, Danny Preddie released. 


Wednesday 25th January 2012, Rick Preddie released from Pentonville prison.


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