Three boys behind stabbing at Northampton McDonald’s Drapery plead guilty in court

All three have been remanded into custody and will be sentenced in January

By Megan Hillery
Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 5:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 5:10 pm

Three teenagers, charged with offences following a stabbing at McDonald’s Drapery on October 14, pleaded guilty at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (December 14).

The three Northampton boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article.

The incident took place on the afternoon of Wednesday October 14 when a group of teenagers entered McDonald’s in the Drapery in Northampton town centre and attacked a 17-year-old with knives and machetes.

Three boys have pleaded guilty to offences relating to the McDonald's Drapery stabbing in October.

The 17-year-old was taken to Northampton General Hospital but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Detective Inspector Simon Barnes, from Northampton CID, said: “I’m pleased that these teenagers have admitted their part in what was a horrific incident, not only for the victim but for the members of the public and staff who were in the restaurant at the time.

“Those involved had no hesitation to use knives and machetes during the attack, which saw the victim sustain serious injuries, which could very easily have been fatal.

“Our team of officers have been working incredibly hard on this investigation and I’m pleased for the victim’s sake that they have pleaded guilty, saving him the need to attend court and give evidence.”

All three boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been remanded into custody and will be sentenced on January 26 2021.

The case against another 17-year-old, who had been charged in connection with this incident, was discontinued at court.