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Damilola Taylor killer Rickie Preddie back behind bars

by | 10th, February 2012

RICKIE Preddie, 24, one of the brothers convicted of killing the 10-year-old Damilola Taylor 12 years ago has been recalled to prison for a second time for breaking the terms of his release.

Preddie has only been out of Pentonville jail for 16 days. He left prison on January 25.

He was originally released in September 2010. The following March he was sent back to prison for breaching the terms of his release. This time, he has broken the rules by entering Southwark, breaching a late night curfew and socialising with individuals on a list of banned contacts.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At the request of the Ministry of Justice, police attended an address in London yesterday evening and arrested a man in his 20s for a recall to prison.”

Gary Trowsdale, managing director of the Damilola Taylor Trust, said there was no evidence Preddie had reformed. He said:

“What can we do, though? The system is the system, and the system is flawed.”

Is it? Rickie Preddie’s brother Danny Preddie, now 23, was released in September last year. He has not gone back to prison. The children who kill a child can never escape their crime…



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