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Campus killer's accomplice jailed
Denham Yates and Bobby Birmingham
The teenagers both admitted their parts in the killing
A 17-year-old boy from Lancashire who admitted killing a man as he walked through a university campus has been sentenced to eight years detention.

Bobby Birmingham from Lyndhurst Drive in Preston admitted the manslaughter of David Woods at Preston Crown Court.

The 51-year-old man who was beaten to death in the grounds of the University of Central Lancashire during a trip to an off-licence in October 2006.

Denham Yates, 18, of Lawson Street was earlier jailed for life for murder.

He was told that he would serve at least 13 years of his sentence.

Police were initially called to reports of a serious assault on a footpath next to the 53 Degrees Club on the night of 13 October.

They found Mr Woods with severe injuries, including 44 separate injures to his head and neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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