THE teenage thug facing life for murdering a solicitor outside a Greggs can be named for the first time today as he turns 18.
Ewan Ireland stabbed Peter Duncan through the heart with a screwdriver as Peter stepped aside to let him through a doorway.
Ireland was not named previously because he was a juvenile when he killed the married dad of two, 52 on August 14.
In court it was revealed Ireland’s parents split soon after he was born and his dad died when he was nine.
The teen, who admitted murder, has previous convictions including for chasing his mum Kerry, 39, down the street with a knife.
The pair lived with Ireland’s brother Declan, 19, in a semi in Westerhope, on the edge of Newcastle.
A neighbour said: “The only interaction I had with him was him telling me to ‘f*** off’ when he locked his mum out.”
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Another said: “He’s a nasty little thug.”
Psychiatric reports are being prepared for December’s sentencing hearing. Ireland’s mother declined to comment.
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