Thug who stabbed teen to death in 2006 is set to walk free from prison

Thug who stabbed a black teenager to death after the victim was chased by a gang of white men is set to walk free from prison after serving 15 years

  • Peter Connolly murdered Christopher Alaneme, 18, after the teen was chased by a gang of white men on holiday on Isle of Sheppey, Kent
  • Nigerian-born Christopher grew up in Penge, south London, but had moved to coastal town because he considered it safer
  • Connolly, then aged 29, fatally stabbed teen in the abdomen in April 2006
  • Probation hearing in November found Connolly, from Peckham, south-east London, fit for release
  • A thug who stabbed a black teenager to death in 2006 is set to walk free from jail.

    Peter Connolly murdered Christopher Alaneme, 18, after the teen was chased by a gang of five white men who were on holiday on the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent. 

    Nigerian-born Christopher grew up in Penge, south London, but had moved to the coastal town because he considered it safer. 

    The teen, who had been living in the Blue Town area of Sheerness for about two years, was fatally stabbed in the abdomen during the attack in the High Street on April 21 around midnight. He died about an hour later. 

    Peter Connolly (above), who stabbed a black teenager to death in 2006 is set to walk free from jail. Connolly, then aged 29, murdered Christopher Alaneme, 18, after the teen was chased by a gang of five white men who were on holiday on the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent

    Peter Connolly (above), who stabbed a black teenager to death in 2006 is set to walk free from jail. Connolly, then aged 29, murdered Christopher Alaneme, 18, after the teen was chased by a gang of five white men who were on holiday on the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent

    Maidstone Crown Court heard during Connolly’s trial in 2007 that one of the five men had made a racist remark towards Christopher but the judge ruled the attack was not racially motivated. 

    Connolly, a painter and decorator from Peckham, south-east London who was 29 at the time, was jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years.  

    However, after a probation hearing in November, Connolly has been considered fit for release, according to The Sun.  

    Nigerian-born Christopher (above) grew up in Penge, south London, but had moved to the coastal town because he considered it safer. The teen, who had been living in the Blue Town area of Sheerness for about two years, was fatally stabbed in the abdomen during the attack in the High Street on April 21. He died about an hour later

    Nigerian-born Christopher (above) grew up in Penge, south London, but had moved to the coastal town because he considered it safer. The teen, who had been living in the Blue Town area of Sheerness for about two years, was fatally stabbed in the abdomen during the attack in the High Street on April 21. He died about an hour later

    The Parole Board analysed ‘hundreds of pages of evidence and reports’ before reaching its decision.  

    A spokesman for the Parole Board said: ‘A panel will carefully examine a huge range of evidence, including details of the original crime, and any evidence of behaviour change, as well as explore the harm done and impact the crime has had on the victims.

    ‘Members read and digest hundreds of pages of evidence and reports in the lead-up to an oral hearing. 

    ‘Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority.’ 

    Five men, who had been visiting Kent from London at the time, were charged with Christopher’s murder; three were charged with wounding with intent for attacking another man, a white taxi driver named Mark Davies who was stabbed but survived.

    Four of the defendants were cleared of all charges. 

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