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Damilola killer is back in jail for the THIRD time after being accused of handling stolen goodsRicky Preddie has appeared in court on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has been sent back to jailPolice found a 800 motorbike in his bail hostel, which had been taken in a burglary
He has been released twice before after stabbing Damilola in the neck with a broken bottle in 2000Damilola's father Richard says that Preddie should never have been released
He lasted just 16 days before being
taken back to prison for again violating his parole by going to areas he
was banned from and visiting friends from his old gang.
He was let out in July 2012, which
means he has lasted just five months on early release before being
hauled before the authorities again.
South Western Magistrates’ Court,
south London, heard on Monday that police found him in possession of a
red Suzuki motorbike worth 800 that had been stolen in a burglary.
Anger: Damilola's father Richard, 24, says that Preddie should never have been released from prison after what he did to his son
Preddie – who was sporting a bandage
over his left ear, which had been hacked off in a prison fight – pleaded
not guilty to handling stolen goods.
He was remanded in custody and will stand trial on February 6.
Police said he was charged with the latest offence in December.
The Ministry of Justice said: ‘The re-release of serious offenders is directed by the Parole Board.
‘They will be subject to controls and if they fail to comply they can be returned to prison.’