School knife attack in Malvern: 13-year-old faces 13 charges

The Guardian is reporting that a 13-year-old boy has appeared at a youth court charged in connection with a school knife attack…

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in the dock on Wednesday, over an incident at Chase Technology College, in Malvern, Worcestershire, on 8 September, in which two people were injured.

The boy faces 13 charges, including wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to a man, a further count of causing actual bodily harm to a girl, and another of threatening a person with a knife.

He also faces five counts of carrying a knife or bladed instrument at Ledbury railway station, and five counts of carrying a knife or bladed instrument at the school.

Those charges relate to the five knives allegedly found in the teenager’s possession, including four kitchen knives with blades between 2in – 7in long and a pocket knife, with a 3in blade.

The youngster, wearing a grey sweater, broke down in the dock several times during the hearing at Worcester magistrates court.

The case was adjourned to be heard at the city’s crown court on 18 September, with the boy remanded to a local authority-run residential children’s unit until that time…

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