TEN teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of 18-year-old Jack Woodley will be sentenced in August.

The youngsters, who were aged 14-17 at the time of the killing last year, have been remanded in custody after a jury returned its verdict at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday (June 1).

Jack Woodley was punched, kicked, stamped on, and stabbed with a 25cm long “Rambo-style” knife during the attack on October 16 last year, jurors were told.

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The 10 male defendants, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had all been charged with murder, with an alternative count of manslaughter.

But on Wednesday (June 1), a jury convicted all 10 defendants of murder.

The court heard that reports for the defendants would take about four weeks to be prepared.

Judge Rodney Jameson directed defending barristers to provide written submissions once these had been produced, adding: "These are all youngsters and they will need to know as soon as possible what sentences will ultimately be."

The said he would sit on the August 1 to receive the submissions and will prepare written sentencing remarks for delivery August 5.

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