Lincolnshire

Boy, 16, admits bus stop stabbing in Gainsborough

Heaton Street, Gainsborough Image copyright Google
Image caption The girl was stabbed while standing at a bus stop in Heaton Street, Gainsborough

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to wounding a teenage girl at a bus stop in a Lincolnshire market town.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also pleaded guilty to having a knife.

The 17-year-old victim suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries during the attack in Heaton Street, Gainsborough, in September.

The boy has been remanded into local authority care and is due to be sentenced in January.

Lincoln Crown Court heard the teenage girl required a small number of stitches and was released from hospital later the same day,

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