Jurors have been sent out to consider their verdict in the case of a 19-year-old accused of killing a motorcyclist by running him down with a van.

Ryan Willicombe, 19, from Newbury, has been standing trial at Reading Crown Court over the past fortnight.

He has been charged with murder, manslaughter and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over the killing of Sheldon Lewcock, who was run down by a van in Tilehurst on August 4, 2022.

The 19-year-old died at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford five days later.

At trial, the prosecution has alleged that Mr Lewcock's killing was the culmination of a feud between Willicombe and a group of youths.

The defendant has admitted driving the van which hit Mr Lewcock, but insists it was an accident.

This morning (April 30), jurors in the case were sent out to consider their verdict.

Friends and family of the victim and defendant sat in the public gallery as Judge Heather Norton summed up the evidence.

She told the jury: "This is an extremely serious set of offences, and you need to take your time with them."