10 Teens Single Out Boy at Fair, Beat Him to Death as He Pleads to Go Home – Crime Online

Ten British teenagers have been sentenced to life imprisonment this week in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old, who was assaulted with punches, kicks and a knife for just over a minute.

DailyMail reports that 18-year-old Jack Woodley was beaten to death in October 2021 after a group of teenagers “surrounded and isolated” him, then attacked him “like zombies attacking an animal”. Prosecutors said the victim was on his way to collect the keys to his new apartment when the gang of teenagers stopped him, then punched, kicked and stabbed him with a “Rambo-esque knife”.

The suspects, who are not named for legal reasons, were arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter. The suspects range in age from 15 to 18, the outlet reports.

BBC reports that the teens were looking for someone to attack the day in question, picking Woodley at the Houghton Feast funfair in Houghton-le-Spring. When Woodley refused to fight, the suspects followed him as he left the fair and attacked him from behind near the Britannia Inn pub on Newbottle Street.

Judge Rodney Jameson QC gave the suspects the chance of parole after 10 to 17 years in prison. Some suspects are given parole after serving 10 years due to age and family life, while others more involved in the murder must serve at least 17 years.

“You have decided to put the interests of yourself and co-defendants above that of Jack and his family,” the judge told the suspects during the sentencing. “You did everything you could to deny them justice.”

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[Featured image: Jack Woodley/Family Handout]

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