SERIAL YOUNG OFFENDER JAILED FOR MINIMUM 15 YEARS FOR MURDERING LAWYER
The incident occurred outside Newcastle's Eldon Square in August
A teenager who stabbed a popular lawyer to death as he walked through a shopping centre to get home after a day at work has been jailed for a minimum of 15 years.
Ewan Ireland was just 17 when he attacked 52-year-old Peter Duncan at the entrance to Newcastle's Eldon Square shopping centre in August.
The two had merely brushed past each other when the agitated youth pulled out a screwdriver he had just shoplifted and stabbed the devoted father once in the heart.
Mr Duncan, who was an in-house lawyer for an international maritime firm, managed to walk a few yards further before collapsing close to a Greggs outlet.
Ireland admitted murder at a previous hearing and was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday.Published: by Radio NewsHub