Dea-John Reid’s mother says ‘justice system has let me down’

Trial told teenager found guilty of manslaughter was part of a group who ‘hunted down’ 14-year-old in Birmingham last year

The mother of a 14-year-old boy stabbed to death in Birmingham last year said the “justice system has let me down”, after a teenager was sentenced to six years and six months in detention for his killing.

The 15-year-old defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age, was acquitted of murder but found guilty of manslaughter after a trial that heard he was part of a group who had “hunted down” Dea-John Reid in May last year.

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