Attack left two teenagers with serious injuries

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A MAN has admitted wounding two teenagers, intending to cause them grievous bodily harm.

Jonathan Eric Mallinson, 22, was due to stand trial next week accused of attempting to murder the two teenagers.

He was flanked by three staff from a mental health unit when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to two new charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

He was arrested in July last year after Jade Greenwood, 18, and a 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named, were admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

It was thought Mallinson had attacked the two complainants with a knife and crowbar at his flat in Range Lane, Boothtown.

Miss Greenwood was allegedly stabbed in the neck and the other teenager suffered a fractured skull.

At the time Mallinson was also charged with assaulting 18-year-old Brett Greenwood.

Mallinson’s barrister Michelle Colborne said although psychiatric assessments showed her client was not suffering from a personality disorder, he was ill at the time of the offences.

The judge remanded Mallinson back into custody so a pre-sentence report could be prepared.

He confirmed Mallinson would not face trial on the attempted murder charges.

He is expected to be sentenced on July 29.