THE trial of a schoolboy charged with attempted murder has been delayed.

The 16-year-old boy North Wales schoolboy who denies attempted murder amid allegations that a teenager was stabbed at a high school, was due to go on trial next month.

But Judge Rhys Rowlands, who will conduct the trial, today agreed to vacate the August trial date and a new date was fixed for October 21.

He was told that there had been insufficient time for a psychiatrist instructed by the defence to prepare his report and for the prosecution to respond in time for the original trial date.

The judge set a new time table for the prosecution of defence and prosecution evidence.

The boy, who was 15 at the time of the allegations, did not appear at today's hearing.

He has previously pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and wounding with intent following an incident on February 11.

But he admitted two charges of possessing a pen knife as an offensive weapon at Eirias High School in Colwyn Bay on February 11 and again two days earlier.

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