School boys, 12 and 14, finally charged 6 months after terrifying slash attack on teenager

School boys, 12 and 14, finally charged 6 months after terrifying slash attack on teenager

The boys will appear in court next week after Joseph Mahgagahbow was left seriousy injured in a knife attack

Two teenagers will appear in court in connection with a slash attack which left a young boy with serious injuries.

The boys, aged 12 and 14, have been charged with section 18 wounding - a serious assault charge - after Joseph Mahgagahbow suffered gaping cuts to his arm, wrist and chest.

The 13-year-old had been brutally attacked when a scrap in Thornaby turned into a nightmare for Joseph and his family. 

The two boys have also been charged with possession of a knife, and will appear at Teesside Youth Court on Wednesday, November 13. 

 
How Joseph's wrist wound looks one month after he was attacked 

As reported, Joseph was assaulted in May, with his mother Jayne telling Teesside Live at the time: "The knife just cut through like butter

"Joe was covered in blood, I looked and it was just like open, you could see all the fatty tissue.

"I was shocked, I was calm in front of Joe because I didn't want to panic him. I just took him straight to the hospital."

Joe, a pupil at Thornaby Academy, was taken to the  University Hospital of North Tees , in Stockton, where he was treated and then able to return home later that day.

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