Teenager in court charged with Peterborough stabbing

The scene at the Werrington Centre on Friday night
The scene at the Werrington Centre on Friday night
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A teenager has appeared in court charged with carrying out a stabbing in Peterborough.

The 16-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Peterborough Youth Court today (Monday) in connection with the incident which took place at the Werrington Centre on Friday.

A 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in the alleged stabbing, which happened outside a fish and chip shop at about 5pm.

He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital, where he received treatment for his injuries. He remains in the hospital in a stable condition.

The defendant, from Peterborough, who was supported by his mother in court, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Wearing a grey tracksuit, he confirmed his name, age and address during the short hearing.

Claire Thornley, defending, said the youth was indicating a not guilty plea.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said the case was too serious to be heard at the youth court, and said the case should be sent to Peterborough Crown Court.

Chair magistrate Peter Waterfield agreed, and sent the case to the crown court, for a hearing on Monday, August 10.

Mr Beaumont said the defendant could be given bail until the next hearing, and the youth was granted bail to a Huntingdon address.

An arrest has also been made following a second stabbing in Peterborough on Friday.