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Brothers who ran over teen given 35 years

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 17:24 25 August 2010

TWO brothers who mowed down an innocent teenager during a gang turf war have been sentenced to 35 years after the judge heard the victim is not likely to survive.   Dwight Callender, 23, of Rawlinson House, Mercator Road, Lewisham, and brother Derrell, 2

TWO brothers who mowed down an innocent teenager during a gang turf war have been sentenced to 35 years after the judge heard the victim is not likely to survive.

Dwight Callender, 23, of Rawlinson House, Mercator Road, Lewisham, and brother Derrell, 22,of Leybridge Court, Eltham, tried to kill rival Mohammed Turay, 20, but ran over his 17 year-old friend Johnson Ndjoli. Mr Turay was walking in Sandford Street, New Cross, with his friend, who was riding a bicycle when the brothers ploughed their van into the men. Mr Njoli was crushed against railings in Sandford Street, New Cross, on April 24 this year and suffered such massive head injuries that he can no longer walk or even feed himself.

He remains hospital in a coma and has no brain function. Doctors do not expect him to survive. The older brother refused to come up to court from the cells, claiming he had a leg injury and holding the sentencing up for four hours. But Derrell laughed and whispered to friends and family throughout proceedings.

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