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Schoolboys get life for murder for dare

Title
Schoolboys get life for murder for dare
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference
TX Date
8 Nov 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:39
Description
Alastair Lawson-Tancred reports on the case and life sentences awarded at the Old Bailey for the random murder in Bayswater of taxi driver Mohammed el-Sayed by 19 year-old public schoolboys Jamie Petrolini and Richard Elsey. The pair were obsessed with the SAS, and Andy McNab’s book Bravo Two Zero, and saw murder as the ultimate dare. Includes press interviews outside court with Detective Superintendent Derek Dale who led the investigation and the victim’s wife, 39 year-old Susan el-Sayed.
Contributors
Derek Dale; Alastair Lawson-Tancred; Susan el-Sayed
Keywords
Books; London; Crime; Adolescents; Homicide; Taxi drivers; Trials; Special forces; Sentencing; Bayswater; Mohammed el-Sayed; Richard Elsey; Jamie Petrolini; Bravo Two Zero; Andy McNab

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