This week in Midlands’ courts: Teenage killer, county lines drugs gang and a police officer – among others

A teenager has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for stabbing Mohamed Sidali to death outside Joseph Chamberlain College. Louai Ali, 17, plunged a two pronged knife into Sidali’s chest in front of terrified students outside the gates in Belgrave Road, Highgate, on February 13.

A depraved man – branded a “sexual predator” – has been jailed after abusing seven children over two decades. The Midlands man has been locked up after abusing kids over a 20-year period. Derek Stevenson, from Staffordshire, raped one victim on numerous occasions and indecently and sexually assaulted the others.

A county lines gang flooding Warwickshire with drugs from Birmingham has been busted – and its members will serve 68 years in jail. Five men and two women were jailed for more than 44 years on Thursday, July 11.

Three friends who appeared in a YouTube video glamorising drugs and guns have been jailed

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