Teenager (19) admits Bretton stabbing

Police attend stabbing scene at Fayresport pub at Bretton Centre EMN-150103-190316009
Police attend stabbing scene at Fayresport pub at Bretton Centre EMN-150103-190316009

A teenager is facing a lengthy spell in jail after admitting a stabbing in a Peterborough street.

Hayden Snart (19) of no fixed abode, attacked the man outside the Fayre Spot pub in Bretton at about 10.30pm on February 28.

The victim, a man in his 30s, suffered serious injuries in the attack, and needed surgery at Papworth hospital having been given first aid at the pub.

Snart, of no fixed abode, appeared at Peterborough Crown Court on Monday, where he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, and possession of an offensive weapon.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, but the Crown Prosecution Service accepted his plea to the lesser charge. It was the first time he had the chance to plead guilty to either offence.

His trial had been set to start on Monday.

He was supported by a number of friends and family at the hearing.

Snart had also pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs (heroin), an assault occasioning actual bodily harm relating to an incident in June last year and a robbery, relating to an incident in February this year at a previous hearing at the court.

Judge Peter Murphy remanded Snart into custody until September 14, when he will appear at Huntingdon Crown Court.

A report will be prepared by the probation service looking at Snart, and assessing whether he will be classified as dangerous.