TWO teenagers from Ulverston have admitted to being involved in a serious late-night attack on a teenager in a South Lakes town.‬

Detectives began an investigation and made a public appeal for information after the incident in Kendal's Kent Street.

This was reported to have occurred at around 12.45am on Friday, August 21, 2020.

‪“The 17-year-old boy suffered minor injuries,” a Cumbria Police spokesman said in the aftermath.‬

‪At Carlisle Crown Court today, three teenagers admitted assaulting the male, causing him actual bodily harm.‬ All had been quizzed by detectives in the aftermath of the attack.

‪They were Liam Pickering and Ethan Pickering, both aged 18 and of Lower Brook Street, Ulverston, and a 17-year-old male who cannot be identified.‬

‪All three had previously faced a more serious charge, alleging the causing of grievous bodily harm with intent, which they denied.‬

Appearing in court remotely over a video link, prosecutor Nicholas Clarke said of that allegation: “I will offer no evidence because that was not, in my view, ever a count which was sustainable on the evidence.”‬

‪None of the defendants had put forward a formal basis for their guilty pleas, and will be sentenced in due course on the full prosecution facts of the case.‬

‪Judge Nicholas Barker adjourned the case and directed that pre-sentence reports on each of the defendants should be prepared by the probation service.‬

‪He said: “I am satisfied the correct proactive is for these young defendants to be sentenced as soon as possible.”‬

‪They are due to receive their punishment at the crown court on March 26.‬

‪In the meantime, Liam Pickering and Ethan Pickering were remanded in custody, while the 17-year-old defendant, who has an address in the Preston area, was granted bail by the judge.‬