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Ex-gang member's delight at OBE

A former gang member whose brother was shot dead is among the London figures listed in the New Year Honours.

Chris Preddie, 24, is appointed OBE for his youth work, having abandoned drug-dealing and turned his life around.

Speaking to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba, he said he hoped the award would inspire youths to see that they can achieve their dreams with hard work and commitment.

  • 31 Dec 2011
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