TEENAGERS accused of a 'grave' stabbing at a house party in Poole were among five youths to appear in the dock charged with knife crime this week.

All of the young defendants were charged to appear at the youth court on Tuesday.

Among those in the court were two Bournemouth boys, both 16, charged after two young men suffered stab wounds on the night of Saturday, September 28 last year.

Police were called to a home in Branksea Avenue, Poole at 10.20pm after reports of an assault at a house party.

An 18-year-old man suffered serious stab wounds to his hand. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 19-year-old man sustained a minor cut.

Three youngsters have now been charged with offences relating to the incident. The two 16-year-olds to appear this week were charged with committing grievous bodily harm with intent and having a knife.

Neither has entered a plea to the charges against them.

Magistrates called the allegation 'grave' and both teenagers are due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court later this month for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Police say a third Bournemouth boy, who is 15, was charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm last year, and has already appeared in court.

Another youngster to appear before the court on the same day admitted taking a knife to McDonald's.

The boy, who cannot be named but lives in Christchurch, pleaded guilty to having the kitchen knife at the eatery in Christchurch Road, Boscombe on August 7 last year.

He admitted possessing the knife in a public place and having 0.5 grams of cannabis and cannabis resin on August 14 2019.

The young defendant has been referred to a youth offender panel for a contract having effect for an extended compliance period of six months.

Both the kitchen knife and the cannabis were forfeited and will be destroyed by police.

A 15-year-old boy from Poole failed to appear at court after he was charged with having a black-handled kitchen knife with a seven-inch blade in Old Orchard, Poole on October 22.

A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Another Christchurch lad, 17, appeared in the dock, but has not yet entered a plea to a charge of having a kitchen knife with him in Riverside Avenue, Bournemouth on September 12 last year.

The case was adjourned until March, when he will enter a plea.