A man aged 22 has been convicted of stabbing a 12-year-old boy on a bouncy castle at his younger sister's birthday party. Jurors took just 20 minutes to find Mason Clague guilty of wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm after a trial - a charge he denied.
Clague was cleared of possession of a bladed article in a public place. The schoolboy was repeatedly knifed in the back garden of his gran's home.
Friends and family screamed in terror as the horrifying incident unfolded on Southport Road in Bootle, Merseyside, on April 7, 2021. READ MORE: Mum who had "no confidence" reveals weight loss tips after shedding over two stone READ MORE: 'We could have died in horror M61 crash - it changed our friendship forever' Clague's family were seen in tears as the unanimous verdict was delivered by the jury at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday.
He will be sentenced next Wednesday, September 27. Recorder David Knifton KC, who presided over the trial, released him on bail until this date.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk