Friday, February 10, 2012

Damilola Killer Ricky Preddie Back In Jail just 16 Days After being Released

The father of Damilola Taylor has called for a public inquiry after one of his son's killers was returned to prison for a second time – just 16 days after being released.

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed Ricky Preddie was back in jail because of a breach of his "licence conditions", the second time he has broken the agreement a prisoner makes with the Parole Board if he is to be released early.

Gary Trowsdale, the managing director of the Damilola Taylor Trust, warned that there was no evidence Preddie, 24, had been reformed when he was released last month.

He said: "The Taylor family, society at large, and also the boys themselves have been failed by the system and the academics that run it.

"Now we are demanding answers and believe a public inquiry is the only way of
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