A 62-year-old London man murdered the twin brother he had not seen since 1955 – when they were separated shortly after birth – following a heated exchange about Britain’s forthcoming withdrawal from The European Union, an Old Bailey jury heard yesterday
Toby Dell, a mechanic from Denbigh Street, Whitechapel, and an ardent ‘Remainer’, bludgeoned his twin brother, Garfield, to death with a poker just seconds into their reunion after discovering that he was a keen ‘Brexiteer’ and an admirer of the former leader of The United Kingdom Independence Party, Nigel Farage.
Sentencing him to life imprisonment, Mr Justice Carter-Tracy, told Dell: “You are clearly a violent and impetuous man and the public has to be protected from your actions, no matter how justified some of us think they may be”
As Dell was led from the dock he raised a defiant fist to the public gallery and yelled: “Better in than out” and “God bless the European single market”
Mr Dell will not be released until at least 2040, by which time, the country will be in economic ruins anyway so it doesn’t really matter.