A TEENAGER has denied a double stabbing where two men were injured.

The 17-year-old - who cannot be named for legal reasons - appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday.

He is accused of an attack in Abbot’s Road, Colchester, last September.

Two men aged 18 and 19 at the time of the incident were hurt.

Both were stabbed in the buttocks.

Each were transported to Colchester Hospital for treatment.

Their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Police cordoned off a number of roads close to the junction with Mersea Road including Ladbrook Drive, Sargeant Close and Mountbatten Drive as an investigation into what happened was launched.

It is believed the argument initially started about the ownership of a bicycle before escalating quickly and the two victims ended up being injured.

The teenager, who is from Colchester, spoke at court only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality.

He also formally denied two counts of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm in relation to each of the two men.

Judge Charles Gratwicke scheduled a trial for the start of December.

It is expected to last between three and four days.

The boy was remanded in custody until then.

Judge Gratwicke said: “Your case is going into a warned list for December 2.

“Until then you are remanded in custody and may leave the dock and go downstairs.”

A motorist who tried to drive down Abbot’s Road in the aftermath of the incident said dozens of police officers were at the scene.

Speaking to The Gazette at the time he said: “Initially I thought it was some kind of crash or traffic incident because the road was shut just after Lidl.

“We had to turn around and go back because it was shut from Mountbatten Drive.

“I haven’t seen police like that in this area for a really long time.

“One of them told me it was being treated as a serious assault.”