Portsmouth hammer attack: Man admits wounding teenage girl
A man has admitted attacking a 17-year-old girl with a hammer, leaving her with "life-changing injuries".
James Hemming, 29, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. A charge of attempted murder will lie on file.
The attack on 11 April took place at a property in Shearer Road, Portsmouth, which had possible links to the sex trade, said police.
Hemming, of Cross St, Portsmouth, will be sentenced on 2 December.
Detectives had previously said the girl was subjected to a "vicious attack" which left her with "life-changing injuries".
She was treated in hospital for wounds to her head.
Hampshire Constabulary had offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.