• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Teenager jailed for murder of shopkeeper who refused to sell him cigarette paper

Vijaykumar Patel

By: Sarwar Alam

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment over the killing of a shopkeeper who refused to sell him cigarette paper because he was underage. Vijaykumar Patel sustained a fatal head injury in the unprovoked attack by the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, outside a mini-market in Mill Hill, north London, in January. The 49-year-old had refused to sell the tobacco related item to the boy and his two friends who came into his shop on January 6 because they were under 18 years of age. Sentencing the teenager at a hearing on Friday (7),…

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