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Alim Uddin murder: Bicycle row boy Danny Drake given life

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Image caption Danny Drake was ordered to serve a minimum of 13 years behind bars

A 16-year-old boy who admitted stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has been handed a life sentence.

Danny Drake, from south west London, knifed 17-year-old Alim Uddin seven times at the Tilford House block in Brixton, south London, on 4 May.

Drake, from Mackie House, Lambeth, had denied murder but changed his plea to guilty on the second day of his trial.

He was ordered to serve a minimum of 13 years behind bars.

Alim had gone to meet him to ask for his money back after he handed over £90 for a bike the defendant failed to deliver, the Old Bailey heard.

Earlier, prosecutor David Jeremy QC said Alim "was angry that (the defendant) had ripped him off."

"There were on both sides expressions of youthful bravado but nothing that suggested it would lead to a killing.

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Image caption Danny Drake admitted stabbing 17-year-old Alim Uddin

"The friends of Alim Uddin described the two boys as being wary of each other but said Alim was not angry or expecting a fight. He just wanted his money back."

The victim went alone to meet the other boy at Tilford House, leaving his friends in a nearby park.

Just before 17:00 BST, a resident at the block of flats heard a "thud" and discovered Alim collapsed on his doorstep.

He was pronounced dead at King's College Hospital an hour later.

A post-mortem examination found seven wounds - four to the front of his chest, one to the lower back, one to the shoulder and one to the thigh.

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