A 15-YEAR-OLD boy suffered a punctured lung and a perforated bowel after being stabbed four times during a street attack.

A 16-year-old has been charged with attempted murder following the incident which left the victim with life changing injuries.

The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged following the incident outside an address in Russell Gardens, Wickford.

It is alleged the incident took place at 11.10pm on Saturday, May 12. The victim, who is believed to have been attending a party, was outside the home getting some fresh air when a boy on a moped is alleged to have approached him.

Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard an argument broke out at around 11pm.

It is claimed the victim fell over and was stabbed four times in the back before a suspect on a moped rode away.

The victim was taken to Southend Hospital where he remains under the care of doctors.

A suspect was arrested by police officers shortly after the incident.

A16-year-old appeared in the dock at Basildon Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Dressed in orange prison issued clothing, he spoke only to confirm his name, age and address before communicating with his mother who was sat in the public gallery.

The magistrates remanded the suspect so that he can appear at Basildon Youth Court later today for more preliminary matters.

His mother blew a kiss to him before he was removed from the dock by court officers.

Essex Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the incident, and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.

Det Sgt Christopher Arnold of Basildon CID said: “I am appealing for witnesses – whether you were in the area at the time and saw the stabbing, or live on the road and have CCTV, or perhaps you were driving and have dash cam footage. Please come forward.” Call Basildon CID on 101.