Three men were arrested outside Newcastle Crown Court shortly before the sentencing of the group of ten that murdered 18-year-old Jack Woodley.

On Friday (August 5), 10 teens appeared at the court and were given a combined sentence of a minimum of 124 years in detention for the murder of Mr Woodley.

On October 12, 2021, Jack was attacked and stabbed twice, the first to his hip, the second to his back.

The incident happened near the Britannia Inn on Newbottle Street after attending the Houghton Feast, Houghton-le-Spring.

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Before the sentencing began, however, witnessed described hearing a disturbance which could be heard within the court precincts.

Police were gathering outside and within the court before proceedings started.

Northumbria Police have since confirmed to that three arrests were made just before the sentencing.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “Shortly after 10am on Friday, we became aware of a disturbance outside of Newcastle Crown Court.

"Officers were at the scene and swiftly arrested three males on suspicion of breach of the peace and affray. They remain in police custody at this time.”

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