SERIAL YOUNG OFFENDER JAILED FOR MINIMUM 15 YEARS FOR MURDERING LAWYER

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
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