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Teenager jailed for life for fatal Homerton stabbing

Daniel Campbell Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Daniel Campbell was sentenced to serve a minimum of 17 years for murdering Lamarni Hylton-Reid

An 18-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a 20-year-old man in the street.

Daniel Campbell of the Nye Bevan Estate in Hackney will serve at least 17 years for the attack on Lamarni Hylton-Reid.

Campbell stabbed his victim once outside a shop on Homerton High Street, causing him to fall to the ground and then stabbed him again in the chest.

Lamarni Hylton-Reid, 20, was taken to hospital but pronounced dead shortly after the attack on 21 August 2013.

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Image caption Lamarni Hylton-Reid died later in hospital

Campbell and his victim were known to have links to local rival gangs, said the Metropolitan Police.

Despite the gang connections, police said they believed the attack was "opportunist rather than planned".

In a statement, Lamarni Hytlon-Reid's family said: "Our lives have changed forever.

"There is not a day goes by without us thinking of Lamarni and wondering why his life is over before he had a chance to start."

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