TWO teenagers are facing jail terms after being convicted of attempted murder and actual bodily harm after a stabbing in Dedworth earlier this year.

Today, a jury at Reading Crown Court reached their verdict by majority that a 17-year-old boy from Slough, was guilty of the attempted murder of Alex Priestley, 22, from Windsor, as well as a majority verdict of guilty of actual bodily harm.

A unanimous verdict that a second 17-year-old defendant, from Windsor, was guilty of actual bodily harm for the assault of Daniel Mosley, Mr Priestley's friend, was also reached.

The pair cannot be named for legal reasons.

The verdicts follow an eight-day trial at the court.

On June 11, the first defendant stabbed Mr Priestley, then aged 21, five times in the chest and side in Clewer Hill Road, Dedworth, as shocked parents collecting their children from nearby Hilltop School witnessed the horrifying incident.

Following summaries from both the prosecution and the defence teams at Reading Crown Court and after a week-long trial, the jury retired on Tuesday morning to reach their verdict.

Prosecutor Damian van Duyvenbode told the jury at Reading Crown Court on Monday last week that the accused teenager – who denied attempted murder – had had a relationship with Mr Priestley’s sister that went sour.

Mr Priestley said he had been driving with his friend Dan Moseley on the day of the fight. As they turned from Bell View into Clewer Hill Road they saw the accused teenager and a friend, who signalled him to stop.

He said he was attacked and thought he was being punched, only realising after he had been stabbed four or five times that his attacker had been holding a knife.

Speaking on Monday, the defence's legal team put to members of the jury that some parts of the separate witness's accounts did not correlate and that there was no way the incident could have been planned.

It was also highlighted by the defence that Dr Nicholas Hunt, an expert witness, said the extent of the serious stabbing wound could have been as a result of Mr Priestley trying to fight back and his movement while doing this.

However, as the judge pointed out, Dr Hunt also explained the the shape of the wound and extent of damage could also be due to the knife being twisted.

A date for the sentencing of the teenagers has yet to be set.