Friday, May 04, 2007

England: A teenager has been sentenced to life in jail for the murder of young father Peter Woodhams

This is London:

Top: Bradley Tucker. Bottom: Young father Peter Woodhams, murdered by Tucker, with his fiancee Jane Bowden and son Sam

Bradley Tucker, 18, was told at the Old Bailey that he would have to serve a minimum of 25 years.

Tucker, of Butchers Road, Canning Town, east London, was found guilty of Mr Woodhams' murder in March.

The 22-year-old was shot outside his east London home in August last year following a campaign of intimidation by a group of local youths.

Mr Woodhams had been stabbed in the neck and slashed across the face seven months earlier. He continued to be taunted by the youths and died after confronting them over smoking cannabis outside a local supermarket.

Nine police officers face an independent misconduct inquiry after claims that they did not carry out a thorough investigation into the earlier incident.

Life sentence for father killer

England: The family of a young father gunned down on his doorstep after a seven-month campaign of intimidation has accused police of betraying him


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