Ricky Preddie

Damilola Taylor’s killer, Ricky Preddie is to spend another year in jail after beating up a fellow prisoner in an unprovoked attack just days before his second try for early release.

The 24-year-old, who was due to be released last Thursday, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 10-year-old Damilola who was attacked in 2000. Ricky was released in September 2010, but returned back to jail for breaching his parole after he mixed with his former gang mates.

Damilola’s dad Richard said yesterday

How many chances will Ricky get? He must serve every day that remains of the eight years.

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has now ruled Preddie must remain inside for possibly another year.