Cambridge: Teen Jailed For Murder

2 March 2012, 16:05 | Updated: 2 March 2012, 16:11

A teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a homeless man in Cambridge.

18 year old Jack Robinson [pictured - right], who doesn't have a permanent address, was convicted of killing Raymond Boyle last month.

The 53 year old's body was discovered in the River Cam, near Jesus Green in Cambridge, in June 2011.

Mr Boyle had been attacked, stamped on and then dumped in the water.

A jury at Cambridge Crown Court today (Friday) sentenced Robinson to life in prison.

He will serve at least 14 years in prison.

Detective Chief Inspector George Barr, who led the investigation, said: "This was a savage, unprovoked attack on a defenceless man.

Robinson was involved in the attack which had been fuelled by alcohol, and was seen kicking and stamping on Mr Boyle while he lay on the floor.

That assault was bad enough, but for Robinson to drag him, barely conscious, into the water where he stood no chance of survival, was sickening.

While nothing can stop the hurt felt by Mr Boyle's family, I hope today's conviction will bring them some comfort as they look to re-build their lives without him."