Thursday, November 8, 2012
A 17-year-old male charged with stabbing another teenager at a Norfolk school has been granted bail ahead of his appearance at crown court.
The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court - sitting as a youth court - today, having already been committed to crown court, charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to another 17-year-old overnight between Sunday, October 7, and Monday, October 8.
The defendant, who spoke through an interpreter and has been in custody since the incident, was granted bail with conditions, including to remain indoors between 7pm and 7am, not to enter Norfolk or approach witnesses, not to communicate with anyone at the school including via social media, to surrender his passport, to comply with children’s services, to report to the police station local to the address he will be staying at twice a day and never to leave the address unless accompanied by his mother.
Bail had been denied by the court at a previous hearing, but magistrates were satisfied with the new bail package put forward by the defence, which included the fact his mother had travelled from overseas and would be supporting him.
The defendant will appear at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday, November 21.