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Boys in court on murder bid count

A police tent covers the scene where one of the boys was found

Two brothers accused of attempting to murder two young boys have appeared before magistrates for the second time.

The brothers, aged 10 and 11, are accused of attacking the boys in Edlington, South Yorkshire on 4 April.

They were again remanded into secure local authority care during the brief hearing at Doncaster Youth Court. The case was adjourned until 12 May.

Police were alerted after a nine-year-old boy was found wandering, covered in blood, in the village near Doncaster.

The nine-year-old told the people who found him where to find the 11-year-old, who was found unconscious in a nearby wooded ravine.

Mobile phone

Last week, the younger of the two boys who was injured in the incident was released from Doncaster Royal Infirmary after a second operation.

The 11-year-old was reportedly released from hospital at the weekend.

The two accused brothers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, each face the same four charges.

These are that they attempted to murder the two boys, who also cannot be identified, at Doncaster on 4 April and that they robbed each of the youngsters on the same date.

According to the robbery charges, the brothers are accused of taking a mobile phone from the younger boy and £5 from the older boy.

At a hearing last week, a district judge remanded both boys into secure council accommodation and ruled that the case will be transferred to the crown court with a target date for committal from the youth court of 19 May.

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