A 16-year-old Colwyn Bay schoolboy appeared at Mold Crown Court on Wednesday accused of attempted murder amid allegations that a teenager was stabbed at a high school.

The defendant is also charged with possession of a knife at Eirias High School, Colwyn Bay, on February 11.

He is expected to go on trial in the summer.

Mr Justice Picken agreed that Wednesday's hearing be adjourned without the boy being asked to enter his pleas to the two charges.

Defending barrister Maria Massellis said those instructing her were in the process of obtaining a psychiatric report on the defendant.

She asked that the charges be not put to him today and prosecutor Myles Wilson said he had no objection.

The boy, who was 15 at the time of the allegations, said nothing during the half hour hearing apart from confirming his identity in the dock.

He was dressed in a light grey jumper and was accompanied in the dock by two custody officers.

The judge fixed a provisional trial date for August 12. It was agreed that the trial should be completed within a week.

Another hearing will be held on May 22 for the defendant to enter his pleas and for other issues to be addressed, including fitness to plead.

The judge fixed a time table for evidence to be served in readiness for the trial.

The boy was remanded in custody in the meantime.

Mr Justice Picken stressed that in view of his age that the defendant should not be publicly identified by the media.

Another schoolboy was taken to hospital with injuries "not thought to be life-changing" following the incident and he was later discharged.