Star Wars actor John Boyega was one of the last people to see Damilola Taylor alive, the schoolboy’s father has said.
Peckham-born Boyega, 23, who plays ex-stormtrooper Finn in ‘The Force Awakens’ has nominated the Damilola Taylor Trust as one of the causes to share £1.35m from the charitable initiative Star Wars: Force for Change, it was reported earlier this week.
Damilola died at the age of just 10 in November 2000. His death shocked the nation. His father Richard Taylor has said Boyega and his sister Grace were with his son shortly before he was stabbed.
Mr Taylor told UK reporters that, “Damilola and John and Grace were so close. They were looking after him when he arrived in the UK, because they went to school together.
“The three of them were captured in the CCTV recording that the police used when they asked people to come forward to assist with the investigation.
He added: “They were the last to see him. They wanted to escort him home, but he said he was going to be OK. They left him by the junction then he went around the corner and the gang were waiting for him”.
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