By Jenny Hill
Two young brothers who lured two boys, aged nine and 11, to a South Yorkshire ravine before carrying out a brutal attack have admitted the assault.
At Sheffield Crown Court the brothers, aged 10 and 12, admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
One of the victims also had a sink dropped on to his head during the attack in Edlington, near Doncaster.
The brothers were arrested on 4 April after the younger victim, covered in blood, escaped and raised the alarm.
Attempted murder charges over the attack were dropped by prosecutors.
Reports are being prepared on the boys ahead of a sentencing hearing, expected to be held in November.
The victims met their attackers as they played football in a park.
They were lured away by the brothers, who promised they would show them a toad they had found, but instead they were subjected to a horrific assault.
The crimes that these brothers committed, the injuries they inflicted, were considered so severe that they were initially charged with attempted murder.
They pleaded not guilty to attempted murder but guilty to a lesser charge, grievous bodily harm.
The court has accepted that lesser charge. Full story.