Teenager to face trial after pleading not guilty to attempted murder

Teenager to face trial after pleading not guilty to attempted murder

Teenager to face trial after pleading not guilty to attempted murder

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A TEENAGER will face a trial later this year after pleading not guilty to attempted murder.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Bournemouth Youth Court this afternoon.

He denies stabbing a homeless man at Undercliff Drive, East Beach, in the early hours of last Friday, April 4.

Police cordoned off a section of the road, which runs along Bournemouth seafront, at around 5.10am that day.

A 35-year-old man sustained stab wounds and required hospital treatment.

The 16-year-old of Bournemouth, also denies a charge of possessing an imitation firearm.

He will appear at Winchester Crown Court next Thursday, April 17, for a preliminary hearing.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police has called for anyone with information about the incident to call 101, quoting incident number 4:41.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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