The teenage killers of an 18-year-old who was attacked before being stabbed to death are due to be sentenced this morning (Friday, August 5).

Ten youths were convicted of the murder of Jack Woodley, arising from the attack as he and his girlfriend left Houghton Feast fun fair in Houghton-le-Spring, on the night of Saturday, October 16, last year.

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Newcastle Crown Court heard how Woodley was cajoled, surrounded and ultimately attacked, with punches and kicks raining in on him before being stabbed twice by a Rambo-syle 25cm knife.

Mr Woodley died in hospital the following night from injuries suffered in the attack, principally the two stab wounds inflicted by a 15-year-old defendant.

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That youth admitted manslaughter, but denied murder, while the other nine accused each also denied murder.

Nine of the ten teenagers that were found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Jack Woodley have lodged appeals to their convictions, which could affect whether the sentencing goes ahead. 

Judge Jameson said he expects there will be, “substantial variations” in the minimum terms he passes in the case.

The Northern Echo will be bringing you live updates from the court. 

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