A PAIR of masked men who stormed into a family’s East Oxford home armed with a ‘massive’ knife demanding money have been convicted.

Trevor Francis and John McIntyre were both on trial accused of blackmailing a young man for £500.

The jury at Oxford Crown Court heard that they made a series of threatening visits last summer to the house he lived in with his mother and siblings.

As well as one count of blackmail for the armed incident on August 18, 2018, Francis, 40, faced one count of possessing a bladed article in a public place for the same .

READ AGAIN: The opening of the case last week.

McIntyre, 39, faced one count of blackmail for an earlier alleged threat at the family home on July 3 to the young man’s mother.

Despite denying all the charges a jury took eight hours and nine minutes to find them both guilty of all counts as their trial came to an end yesterday.

They were convicted after a majority direction was given, meaning at least 10 out of 12 jurors found the men to be guilty.

After the verdicts Francis stood up and gave a round of applause before being led out by security staff as he began raving, leaving only McIntyre in the dock.

Presiding Judge Maria Lamb agreed to adjourn the case for sentencing.

That hearing will take place at the same court on Friday and both were remanded in custody in the meantime.