Teen who murdered girl because she was dressed as a goth has jail term cut

One of the killers of student Sophie Lancaster, who was attacked in a park along with her boyfriend because they were dressed as goths, has had his minimum jail term reduced by one year.

Ryan Herbert was just 16 when he was handed a life sentence after he admitted murdering the Sophie, 20, who died from her injuries after being viciously beaten as she cradled Robert Maltby’s head in her lap in 2007.

A previous attempt by Herbert to have his minimum term reduced was rejected in 2016. But Mr Justice William Davis said evidence from professionals at HMP Warren Hill, Suffolk, where Herbert has been since May 2017, indicates he has significantly improved since the earlier review.

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