THE youngest of the trio accused of carrying out a stabbing at a town centre beauty spot has admitted his role in the attack.

The 16-year-old pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, robbery, and having a knife when he appeared in court on Friday.

But the two 17-year-olds who were in the dock alongside him at Swindon Crown Court each denied the allegations.

Judge Peter Crabtree remanded the trio in custody, telling youngest of them that he faced jail when he is sentenced following the trial of the other two.

The 16-year-old, who like all the defendants cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted carrying out the attack on two men on Tuesday February 13.

As well as one of the victims being stabbed in the buttocks or lower back the other was robbed of his phone, along with a bag and its contents.

The attack took place in Biss Meadow, near to the supermarket car park belonging to Tesco Extra, on County Way, just after 11pm.

As a result 27-year-old Saleem Ayoub was left seriously injured, with his liver being punctured by a knife.

He was rushed to Southmead Hospital in Bristol in a critical condition with what were thought to be life-threatening injuries.

David Maunder, prosecuting, told an earlier hearing that it was thought a piece of the vital organ had been sliced off.

The second man was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath with less serious injuries.

The two 17-year-olds are now due to stand trial on Monday, November 18 where a jury will decided if they are guilty of the same charges.