Man (20) admits stabbing teenage boy

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A 20-YEAR-old man has admitted stabbing a teenage boy in an attack in Newstead.

James McCarthy (20), of Chapel Terrace, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He attacked the 15-year-old on Wednesday November 3 last year, the court heard.

The Dispatch previously reported that the boy was stabbed several times and needed 37 stitches to his injuries when treated at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

The full details of the case have yet to be revealed in open court.

McCarthy was arrested on the night of the offence. His victim is also understood to be from Newstead and is believed to have made a full recovery.

McCarthy has been on remand since he was charged with the attack.

At his latest court appearance, at which he entered his guilty plea, Judge Jonathan Teare further remanded him in custody until he is sentenced on Friday (February 11).