13-year-old boy appears in court after stabbing in Co Antrim school

A 13-year-old boy has appeared at Ballymena Magistrates' Court charged in connection with the stabbing of a fellow pupil at a Co Antrim School.

The defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, faces charges including unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

A defence lawyer said his client had not been in classes since the incident, and is to be suspended for a week.

The boy was released on bail and the case was adjourned.