Following alleged hammer attack at Ballymena bus station two youths have pleaded guilty to assaulting a schoolboy

FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppTWO 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 […]

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Ballymena Court.

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.

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