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Bracknell man jailed for life after 'brutal' murder

Published: 13 Nov 2012 08:30

A 22-YEAR-OLD man from Birch Hill will serve at least 23 years behind bars after stabbing two men in Newbury.

Joshua Anderson, of Birch Hill, Bracknell, has been jailed for life for the murder of Newbury man, Darren Lock.

Joshua Anderson, 22, of Haywood, Bracknell, was jailed for life at Reading Crown Court yesterday (Monday) after he and sibling Matthew, 20, of Mallard Way in Aldermarston, murdered 38-year-old Darren Lock at his Northway home back in March.

Joshua Anderson was also found guilty of the attempted murder of 33-year-old Daniel Black who was in Mr Lock's flat, while Matthew Anderson was found guilty of wounding Mr Black, but cleared of attempted murder.

Both Andersons were found guilty of ABH on a third victim and Joshua Anderson pleaded guilty to common assault on their fourth victim. Matthew Anderson was found not guilty of ABH on the fourth victim.

A third defendant, Dean Robinson, 32, of George Street, Reading, was cleared of murdering Mr Lock, the attempted murder of Mr Black and wounding with intent to cause GBH.

Read the full story in this week's Bracknell News, out Thursday.

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