TV viewers nationwide broke down in tears while watching the BBC’s ‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy’ tonight.

The 90-minute film takes the viewers back in time to the year 2000, when Damilola was found bleeding to death in a stairwell in Peckham, London, just weeks before his 11th birthday.


He had been stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle as he walked home from a library, just months after moving to Britain from Nigeria.

Two years after his murder, following Damilola’s parents Richard and Gloria’s fight for justice, four youths, including two 16-year-old brothers, were put on trial at the Old Bailey.

It was only after a third trial were teenage brothers Danny and Ricky Preddie jailed for killing 10-year-old Damilola Taylor.


TV viewers cried for the 10-year-old taking to Twitter sharing their emotions.

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