Hainault stabbing suspect, 16, faces jury trial for alleged attack on 15-year-old boy

A teenager accused of stabbing a 15-year-old boy multiple times in a Hainault park is facing trial by jury.

Magistrates decided the charge of grievous bodily harm was too serious to be dealt with in a Youth Court at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday and sent the case to Snaresbrook Crown Court.

The defendant, 16, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested after the stabbing in Manford Way park, near Woodman Path, on May 20.

The attack happened in broad daylight around 7pm as children played nearby.

Three schoolgirls helped the victim until the emergency services arrived to take him to hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening.

If the teenager is found guilty, he faces years in prison. He has been remanded in custody until the trial begins on Monday.