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Stab charge youth is held in custody
9:54am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
A 17-year-old accused of stabbing a man in the back with a knife at a party should stand trial before a crown court judge and jury, York youth justices decided.
They declared the case against the youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was too serious for them to deal with.
They adjourned the case until April 2 while the Crown Prosecution Service prepares committal papers.
Mark Partridge, the teenager’s solicitor, told the court there were technical difficulties preventing him from making a bail application and his client was remanded in custody.
The youth, of central York, is charged with wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm at a house in Cromer Street, Clifton, by stabbing him in the back and in the leg; carrying a knife in public in Crombie Avenue, Clifton; and assaulting a young woman with a knife at the same house.
All the offences are alleged to have happened on February 27.