Two youths accused of ambushing a boy and stabbing him have been acquitted on all charges.

The teens - who cannot be named for legal reasons - have been standing trial at Reading Crown Court, charged with attempted murder and wounding with intent.

The court heard that the pair were involved in a stabbing in Hemdean Road, Caversham, during which another boy sustained massive injuries.

This occurred in the early hours of August 9 last year.

Only one of the boys was personally involved in the stabbing itself, with the prosecution alleging that the other youth acted as a lookout.

Both boys denied this at trial, with the knifeman insisting he acted in self-defence - while his companion maintained that he had no knowledge of the stabbing in advance.

After around 14 hours of deliberation, jurors today (June 26) cleared the youths on all charges.

However, prosecuting barrister Patrick Dennis suggested that one of the defendants may be retried on the wounding with intent charge.

Mr Dennis said this was due to the 'very serious' nature of the stabbing.