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Man pleads guilty to stabbing Saltash teen in the chest

Truro Crown Court
Image caption Robert Scott was left in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed several times outside his home

A 25-year-old man from Saltash has admitted stabbing a teenager who lived on his street six times in the chest.

Andrew Barker was originally charged with the attempted murder of Robert Scott, 19, but pleaded guilty at Truro Crown Court to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Mr Barker, of Alamein Road, Saltash, also admitted to possession of an offensive weapon.

He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on 3 October.

Robert Scott was left in a critical but stable condition in hospital after the stabbing on 27 May outside his home, also in Alamein Road.

The 19-year-old suffered at least six stab wounds to his chest including puncture injuries to his bowel, lung and liver.

His mother Helen Scott, 52, spoke shortly after the attack and said she thought her son was going to die in her arms.

She said: "There was blood everywhere. His sisters were there trying to nurse him but he was losing consciousness, literally dying in front of us."

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