Teenager jailed for pensioner murder

A teenager has been jailed for murdering a vulnerable elderlyresident inside her sheltered accommodation.

88-year-old Margery Gilbey was attacked at Sonali Gardens in Shadwell earlier this year.

18-year-old Imran Douglas from Romford pleaded guilty to strangling and stabbing the pensioner before ransacking her room.

Today a judge described it as a wholly gratuitous and callous crime before jailing the teenager for 18 years.

Philippa Tomson reports.