Teenager to be sentenced after admitting stabbing man
- Credit: Archant
A teenager has admitted stabbing a man in Colchester and will be sentenced next month.
A man in his 30s was found injured in the area of Turner Road in the town shortly after midnight on August 6 last year.
The victim was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and later charged with GBH with intent.
He initially denied the charge but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of GBH without intent on the first day of his trial at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.
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He will be sentenced at the same court on February 21.
Detective Constable Michelle Mauger, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “This was a violent attack which left the victim in a critical condition and needing surgery.
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“This teenager now faces the prospect of time behind bars and will have to reflect on his actions.”