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Gang member, 13, jailed for 11 years over brutal stabbing which makes him one of Britain’s youngest ever murderers

A boy aged 13 has been jailed for 11 years for murder of Christopher Barry

He stabbed Mr Barry, a builder, twice in ‘cowardly and unprovoked’ attack

Teenager was a member of the notorious Wood Green Gang in London

Boy was thrown out of school at 11 for possessing cannabis and a knife


10 April 2015

A 13-year-old boy has been jailed for more than 11 years after pleading guilty to a brutal stabbing making him one of Britain’s youngest ever murderers.

The boy, who is a member of the notorious Wood Green Gang, pleaded guilty to stabbing 53-year-old Christopher Barry twice in the chest outside his home in Edmonton, north London, on December 14 last year.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pulled a knife from his rucksack and stabbed Mr Barry, a builder, as he got into a lift following a row.

The Old Bailey heard the boy became enraged when Mr Barry, who was known as Jack, would not let the boy and his friends into the block of flats.

Zoe Johnson QC told the court the murder happened on December 14 last year, as the killer attended a 13th birthday party at his friend’s flat off The Broadway, in Edmonton, north London.

He and a group of friends left the flat to see one boy to his bus home, but returned to the wrong block to try to rejoin the party.

‘Tragically it appears they returned to the wrong door of the wrong block’, said Ms Johnson.

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