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Jack Woodley LIVE: Ten teenagers sentenced for murder - updates from court

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  • Hello and welcome to The Northern Echo's live blog at Newcastle Crown Court.
  • We will be bringing you live updates of the sentencing of the teenage killers of 18-year-old Jack Woodley, who was attacked before being stabbed to death.
  • Ten youths were convicted of the murder of Mr 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.
  • The court has 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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