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  Two boys cleared of killing Damilola
Updated 25 April 2002, 14.48
Damilola Taylor
Two teenage brothers have been found not guilty of murdering Damilola Taylor.

The boys, both 16, were also cleared of other charges relating to the crime including robbery.

  Click here to find out why they were cleared

The stairwell where Damilola died
The stairwell where Damilola died
Damilola, 10, bled to death from a thigh wound caused by a broken bottle on the North Peckham Estate, south London, in November 2000.

After the murder, the police interviewed lots of teenage gangs in the Peckham area, but they all stuck to a 'code of silence' about the killing.

Two brothers, their 17-year-old friend, and a 15-year-old boy, were eventually charged with murder.

Click here for pictures of Damilola's last moments

The key witness was a 14-year-old girl, who said she'd seen the murder.

But she was found to have run up a massive hotel bill while in police care, and to have accepted presents from police, and the judge told the jury to ignore her evidence.

  Click here for a timeline of the trial

The 17-year-old and 15-year-old boys walked free shortly afterwards.

Now the brothers have been found not guilty of murder.

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