A 13-YEAR-old boy will face a crown court trial after being charged with stabbing another teenager in Rowley Regis last week.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested following an incident in Throne Crescent last Tuesday night (October 3).

Police were called to the area following reports of a disturbance in an alleyway at 6.40pm.

Following his arrest, the boy was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife.

He was granted bail at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday) before being sent for trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court where he is due to appear on Wednesday, November 8.

As part of his bail conditions, the youngster will have to adhere to a curfew from 7pm until 7am, wear an electronic tag, and not enter a set area of Rowley Regis.

A 15-year-old boy, who suffered severe wounds in the incident, was given trauma care at the scene by West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics before being taken to hospital where he is recovering.