Teenager admits to being masked machete raider

A 17-year-old boy has admitted being one of two masked figures who threatened a woman with machetes during a house raid and assaulted her.
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The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before a Bolton Crown Court judge to plead guilty to aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed weapon.

The raid happened in the early hours of October 19 in Warwick Street, Leigh, and a number of items including a mobile phone were taken.

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The victim - who is aged in her 40s - suffered serious cuts to her hands and went to hospital for treatment. She was later discharged.

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Dale Bailey, 25, of Balmoral Drive, Leigh, is also charged with aggravated burglary in connection with the incident but has yet to plead. The case was adjourned until January 8 and a provisional trial date for Bailey was set for April 19.

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