TWO youths have pleaded guilty to assaulting a schoolboy, believed to have been 13, in the area of Ballymena Bus & Rail Centre following an incident which happened in April this year.
A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting the boy and a second charge of having blades from a Stanley Knife in a public place.
A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty to assaulting the schoolboy.
The cases were on the list at Ballymena Youth Court today.
A third youth – aged 17 – is charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent against the boy and possessing a hammer as an offensive weapon and, according to the Court Service, he has yet to enter either a guilty or not guilty plea.
The cases have been adjourned.
The defendants cannot be named because of their ages.
In April police said a boy needed hospital treatment after suffering facial injuries after allegedly being struck with a hammer.
At the time a local councillor alleged other schoolchildren filmed the incident on mobile phones.