Stevenage boy who slashed victim with machete set for crown court

Stevenage Magistrates' Court

Stevenage Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A 16-year-old boy will be sentenced at crown court after admitting slashing a victim with a machete in Stevenage town centre.

The teenager from Stevenage, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, also admitted possessing a machete in the incident – which happened at Swingate on January 5.

He admitted causing GBH with intent and possessing the machete when he appeared at Stevenage Youth Court on Thursday.

He will next appear at St Albans Crown Court on February 9.

Police were called at around 3.30pm to Swingate, where a man in his 30s had slash wounds to his back.

Emergency services treated him before he was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for further care.