UK News Damilola Taylor Killer Jailed For Driving Into Police Officer
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One of the killers of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor has been jailed for four years after driving into a female police officer.
Ricky Preddie was 13 and his brother Danny 12 when they killed the schoolboy in November 2000 in a crime that shocked the nation.
The pair were jailed for eight years for Damilola’s manslaughter in 2006.
Ricky Preddie, 32, also known as Ricky Johnson, is back behind bars after pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving; driving whilst disqualified; failing to stop; and driving without insurance at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday.
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The gang posed as bank fraud investigators as they phoned their elderly victims to steal their savings from them. Mohammed Rafiq, from Motherwell, was part of a gang who duped 33 elderly and vulnerable victims out of £630,000 in just eight months.
Scotland Yard said he was sentenced to four years imprisonment and banned from driving for 12 years, which will start when he is released from jail.
He was driving an Alfa Romeo in Wembley, north London, when police tried to stop his car on the afternoon of November 6 last year.
Preddie stopped the car but reversed along the pavement before crashing into a police vehicle, causing leg and neck injuries to a Pc who was getting out.
He made his escape but the car was found nearby shortly after and he was arrested on November 12.
This comes as Richard Taylor, Damilola’s father, launched his ‘Year of Hope’ campaign ahead of the 20th anniversary of his son’s death. The move is geared at raising awareness around knife crime and the safety of London youth.
Disqualified driver hit 120mph and 'smashed' through traffic cones during 13-mile chase
Amritpal Thandi was a week away from the end of his driving ban when he led police on the lengthy chase, not even stopping when he punctured his tyresAmritpal Thandi, who was just a week away from the end of his driving ban, did not even stop when he punctured his own tyres by hitting the central reservation.
Detective Superintendent Ray Keating said: “In escaping from officers who had pulled him over, Johnson’s driving was extremely reckless and resulted in an officer being seriously injured.
“He then drove off from the scene, callously leaving the officer needing urgent medical attention.
“The officer has since returned to full duties, and I would like to commend her courage and strength since the incident.
“While she has recovered physically, the incident has taken an emotional and psychological toll.
“Sadly, officers are injured whilst protecting the public far too often.”
Damilola had moved to Britain from Nigeria a few months before he was jabbed in the thigh with a broken beer bottle by a gang of youths as he walked home from the local library after school.
Six men jailed for sexually abusing young girls in Huddersfield
Six men have each been jailed for up to 15 years over the rape of young girls in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Usman Ali, 34, Gul Riaz, 43, Banaras Hussain, 39, Abdul Majid, 36, and two others who could not be named for legal purposes were jailed for a combined 55-and-a-half years on Wednesday.They were found guilty of a total of nine counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault of two girls in the Huddersfield area between 1995 and 2011.
The youngster was found bleeding to death in a stairwell near his home in Peckham, south London, where local workmen tried to save his life.
Driver questioned after boy, 8, killed in motorway crash .
A driver is being questioned on suspicion of drug-driving after an eight-year-old boy was killed in a motorway crash in Greater Manchester. Two boys, aged six and eight, were taken to hospital on Friday after the silver BMW they were in hit a stationary highways maintenance vehicle on the hard shoulder of the M60, near junction 23 for Audenshaw, shortly after 2pm.Police said the eight-year-old boy was pronounced dead a short time later.A woman in the maintenance vehicle suffered minor injuries.The driver of the BMW - a man in his 30s - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drug-driving.
Damilola Taylor killer jailed for driving into police officer
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Damilola Taylor's killer back in prison after running over female police officer
One of the killers of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor has been jailed for four years after driving into a female police officer. Ricky Preddie was 13 and his brother ...