A MAN has admitted knifing a security guard at Boscombe’s Sovereign Centre earlier this year.

Rajeshwar Bhinder, of Walpole Road, pleaded guilty to the offences of wounding with intent and having an offensive weapon after 99p store employee Mamadou Diallo was stabbed as he worked on May 8.

The centre was evacuated in the aftermath of the incident, which resulted in terrified shoppers seeing the victim collapsed on the ground.

Appearing before Judge Peter Johnson at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday, 45-year-old Bhinder spoke to confirm his name and admit the charges against him.

Nick Robinson, mitigating, asked for the sentence to be adjourned, and added that the defendant was supported in court by his partner and his mother.

“Two psychiatric reports need to be prepared,” he said.

The judge agreed to postpone the sentencing until a date in September, and told Bhinder: “I will adjourn this case for six weeks in order that a psychiatric report can be prepared upon you.

“In the meantime, I remand you back into custody.”

The emergency services were called to the Sovereign Centre in Christchurch Road after Mr Diallo sustained injuries to his stomach.

He was rushed to Royal Bournemouth Hospital suffering with a 1.2 inch stab wound, although his injuries were not life threatening.