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Stab-case youth accuses other boy

The teenager alleged to have murdered headteacher Philip Lawrence yesterday accused another boy of the stabbing.

Giving evidence in his defence at the Old Bailey he said the boy borrowed his cap and coat as a disguise for a confrontation outside St George's school in north-west London last December. He denied carrying a weapon and said he went to the school at the request of the other boy because "some black boys were picking on them". Asked why he told an acquaintance he had done the stabbing, he said "I was boasting." It had not been true he said. The case continues.