A PIZZA shop boss has appeared in court and admitted a knife attack.
Bakir Ahmed Ali, 24, who runs the UK Pizza shop, in Yoden Way, Peterlee, has admitted unlawful wounding after a man was stabbed outside the shop.
Ali, of Buckingham Road, Peterlee, was due to face a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court this week after denying wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
But the trial was called off after Ali entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of unlawful wounding, as well as admitting possessing an offensive weapon, namely a knife, following the February 2 offence.
The case was adjourned for sentencing, until June 14, and Ali was granted conditional bail.
A 33-year-old man was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough following the incident.
He was released shortly afterwards.