Youth sentenced to life for knife murder of schoolboy
A 16 year old was today sentenced to life in prison for murdering a 14-year-old boy. The sentence is one of the longest handed out for a youth in the UK.
A 16-year-old youth was today sentenced to life for murdering the schoolboy Martin Dinnegan last June.
Joseph Chin will serve a minimum of 12 years in prison for stabbing his 14-year-old victim in the back four times in north London.
The attack happened following an exchange of "dirty looks" between two groups of teenagers in Holloway. Dinnegan tried to outrun his pursuers, shouting "Please help me" to passers-by as he fled.
"This was a deliberate attack requiring a long chase with revenge in mind," said the judge, Brian Barker.