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Last Updated: Friday, 19 May 2006, 04:10 GMT 05:10 UK
Damilola accused brothers named
Danny Preddie
Danny Preddie, pictured leaving court, will face trial next month
Two brothers accused of killing schoolboy Damilola Taylor six years ago have been named for the first time.

Rickie and Danny Preddie, who are both now 18, deny the manslaughter of 10-year-old Damilola in Peckham, south London, in 2000.

The pair, from south London, face a trial at the Old Bailey on 21 June.

At a pre-trial hearing on Thursday, the judge said there was no legal reason they could not be named, as Danny had turned 18.

Mr Justice Goldring confirmed that an order preventing both boys from being named had now been lifted.

Born and brought up in Lagos, Nigeria, Damilola had only been in Britain three months when he died.

He was found bleeding to death in a stairwell in Peckham on 27 November 2000 - he had been making his way home from the library.

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