A SCHOOLBOY accused of attempting to murder a fellow pupil at a Colwyn Bay school told a jury he’d lied when he told police his intention had been to kill his victim.

The boy, who was 15 at the time of the attack which took place in a corridor at Eirias High School, has admitted a charge of unlawful wounding.

Mold Crown Court has heard how he ran at the other boy who was walking from a trumpet lesson and stabbed him in the back of his shoulder with a pen knife he had hidden in his pocket when he was searched earlier by the school’s deputy head.

His victim suffered a wound which needed two stitches at hospital.

The court has heard previously that the defendant had revealed a fascination for “killing someone”.

But when asked by defence barrister, Sion Ap Mihangel, whether he had been truthful when he told police he had intended to kill his fellow pupil, he replied: “It was not. I feel regret every single day for him and his family and what they must have felt.”

A psychiatrist found no evidence the boy was suffering from any mental illness. It was said that when a social worker asked him afterwards if his actions were “a cry for help” he claimed he had “intended to do that”.

Prosecuting barrister Myles Wilson has said the boy’s “violent urges” reared their head previously when he harmed a cow and a sheep and there were signs of a “psychopathic personality”.

But the boy said he was under the care of CAMHS and had developed a mistrust of mental health professionals and social workers.

He said: “I just saw them as another interviewer.”

He said his attacks on one of the animals was at a time he was out walking in the countryside when he was 14/15 and reflecting on “all the bad experiences in his life. His mother died when he was 10 and he discovered her body.

“I was a little on edge and I felt overcome and angry with these bad things. I let it out on an innocent animal,” but he added there was no truth in him having a fascination for killing a human.

The boy, who is now 16, denies attempted murder on February 11 this year. He is also charged with having a knife on school premises on February 8 and February 11 this year.

The trial continues.