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Boy gets life for murder of teenager

A 15-year-old was given a life sentence yesterday for killing a schoolboy whose stabbing was recorded on the victim's mobile phone.

Leroy James, 14, was knifed in a park by Mustafa Gurpinar.

Gurpinar had challenged Leroy on Facebook to a fight in Ponders End, north London, in August last year. But he pulled a knife out of his pocket when the larger boy got the better of him, the Old Bailey heard. The killing was recorded on Leroy's phone by a friend.

Last month Gurpinar was found guilty of murder and of having a knife as an offensive weapon. He was ordered to serve at least 13 years.