Headteacher Philip Lawrence's killer to be released from prison

A man convicted of killing headmaster Philip Lawrence is set to be released from prison. Learco Chindamo was just 15 when he stabbed Philip Lawrence outside St George's Roman Catholic School in Maida Vale in 1995.

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Parole board confirms release of Learco Chindamo

The Parole Board has confirmed that a panel has directed the release of the man responsible for the death of headteacher Philip Lawrence.

A spokesman said:

We can confirm that a three-member panel of the board has directed the release of Learco Chindamo.

The decision to release is a matter for the board, which is independent. Practical arrangements for the release are a matter for the Secretary of State. We are unable to comment further on the details of this case.

Headteacher stabbed during stand-off at school gates

Learco Chindamo stabbed Philip Lawrence through the heart after the headteacher intervened during a violent altercation outside St George's Roman Catholic School in north west London in 1995.

The 48-year-old had gone to the aid of a 13-year-old who was being attacked when he was murdered.

Phillip Lawrence was murdered outside St George's Roman Catholic School in north west London in 1995. Credit: PA Wire

Chindamo, who was 15 at the time of the incident, was convicted of murder at the Old Bailey and served 15 years behind bars.

He was paroled in July 2010 but rearrested and recalled to prison in November the same year after he was accused of intimidating and robbing a man at a cash machine.

A jury later acquitted him of the robbery.

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