The judge in the case of a 19-year-old accused of running down a motorcyclist has told jurors she will accept a majority verdict.

Ryan Willicombe, 19, from Newbury, is standing trial at Reading Crown Court accused of murdering Sheldon Lewcock.

Mr Lewcock was himself 19 when he was hit by a van in Pierces Hill, Tilehurst, driven by the defendant.

He died in hospital on August 9, 2022, two days after the collision.

Willicombe denies murder, claiming that he ran into Mr Lewcock by accident.

The prosecution in the case has alleged that Willicombe had been involved in a dispute with Mr Lewcock and his associates, and that he drove the van into him intentionally.

The jury in the case have been deliberating for around 14 hours.

Today (May 3), Judge Heather Norton told them she would accept a majority verdict from them.

This means jurors will not have to vote unanimously to convict Willicombe - or to find him not guilty.