JACK WOODLEY MURDER TRIAL: Girl warned ‘they’re killing him’ as mob attacked teenager, jury hears

Jack Woodley was punched, kicked and stomped on by ten youngsters and stabbed in the back after leaving Houghton Feast last October, it is claimed.

The 18-year-old died in hospital.

Ten youngsters, now aged between 14 and 18, deny the murder and are being tried by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court.

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A 15-year-old, who agrees to stabbing Jack, has admitted manslaughter, which the other nine deny.

A teenage girl told police in a videotaped interview, which was played to jurors, that she saw Jack being punched and kicked.

The 17-year-old added: “I was saying ‘let it go’.

“I started pulling (one of them) off him and I said ‘let him go now, you’re killing him’. (A girl) said let them go and I said ‘ no, they kill him’.”

The teenager said at the start of the trouble someone was ‘getting in Jack’s face’ saying ‘******* beat me now’ but she added: ‘He (Jack) didn’t want to not fight, he just wanted to go home.”

She added: “I didn’t see him stabbed.”

The girl said she heard people say ‘he stabbed him’ and saw people with ‘shocked faces’

Jurors heard that the knife used in the attack was a “Rambo-style” knife with a 10-inch blade.

Prosecutors say that while just one youth inflicted the fatal stabbing, the other nine are guilty because of the “joint enterprise concept”.

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