A man who was accused of attempted murder following a knife attack in which another man was stabbed in the throat has admitted a lesser charge of wounding with intent.

Neil Donkin, 42, had been due to go on trial this month after he pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

It followed an incident at Elizabeth Close, Hunstanton, at around 4.45pm on August 22 last year when a man in his 40s received life-threatening injuries.

He is understood to have been stabbed in the throat and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn before being transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge.

Donkin, of Saddlebow Road, King's Lynn, had previously denied attempted murder as well as wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article.

But when he appeared for a pre-trial review at Norwich Crown Court earlier this month he entered guilty pleas to wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article.

Eastern Daily Press: Norwich Crown CourtNorwich Crown Court (Image: Peter Walsh, Newsquest)The pleas were deemed acceptable to the crown and the attempted murder charge, which Donkin had denied, was asked to lie on file.

Judge Katharine Moore adjourned sentencing until March 13.

He was remanded in custody.