Boy admits stabbing woman and puncturing her lung in Hartlepool attack

A general view up Milbank Road. Copyright: Google Images.
A general view up Milbank Road. Copyright: Google Images.

A 15-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after admitting stabbing a woman during a violent disturbance in Hartlepool.

The teenager admitted the offence, which left the victim hospitalised with a punctured lung.

He also admitted to a catalogue of other crimes.

The 23-year-old stabbing victim was rushed to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and treated for a punctured lung.

It followed an incident in Milbank Road, Hartlepool, in the early hours of Sunday.

Police said the woman’s condition is not life threatening.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named due to legal restrictions, pleaded guilty when he appeared in front of magistrates at Teesside Youth Court today.

The teenager also pleaded guilty to threatening a person in a public place with a sharp or pointed blade, against the same victim and another person.

He admitted two common assaults against a man and woman committed on Saturday and Sunday.

And he pleaded guilty to three counts of causing criminal damage.

They related to damaging a curtain pole and picture frame on September 13, a police van on the same date, and Vauxhall Corsa, belonging to the man he assaulted, on September 12.

He also pleaded guilty to a public order offence by putting a woman in fear of violence by his conduct on September 12.

The case was adjourned and the youth will appear again before the court on Friday, September 25.