Memorial lectures to mark death of schoolboy Damilola

News Desk (27 October, 2016) Culture

“I hope this memorial lecture can be a success in bringing people and organisations together ," Mr Taylor said

8213Damilola Taylor was ten years old when he was killed by two children in Peckham

The sixteenth anniversary of the death of Peckham schoolboy Damilola Taylor next month will be marked with a series of memorial lectures and a BBC dramatisation.

Damilola, died aged ten-years-old in 2000 when he was stabbed with a glass bottle by brothers, Danny and Ricky Preddie, who were aged twelve and thirteen at the time, and received eight years for manslaughter.

On November 25, two days before the anniversary, the Damilola Taylor Trust and law firm Norton Rose Fulbright will launch the Damilola Taylor Memorial Lectures.

Mr Taylor, Damilola’s father, said: “I am pleased that Norton Rose Fulbright are supporting the Damilola Taylor Trust by hosting this memorial lecture.

“The years don’t dull the pain and in this sixteenth anniversary year it’s especially hard, as the BBC dramatisation has brought so many memories back.

“I hope this memorial lecture can be a success in bringing people and organisations together and that by the twentieth anniversary in 2020 we would achieve the dream of Our Loved Boy Dami, to make the world a safer place.”

For more information, visit www.damilolataylortrust.co.uk.

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