A SECOND teenager from Bury has been charged with attempted murder after a serious attack on a man in Bury in July.

The 15-year-old has appeared before Manchester magistrates accused of trying to kill Paul Cunliffe.

He was brought before the court following an incident in School Street, Pimhole, on July 24.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sent for trial to Manchester Crown Court, where he will appear in the dock for a preliminary hearing on November 2.

He must observe a curfew daily, at a given address in the Bury area, between 7pm and 7am, which will be electronically monitored. He will also be supervised by social service officers until his next court appearance.

A 17-year-old from Bury, who again cannot be named because of his age, has already appeared in court, also charged with attempted murder, in relation to the same matter.

He has pleaded not guilty to the offence and a trial has been provisionally fixed for January 25 next year, also at Manchester. That youth will next appear in the dock for a pre-trial review hearing on January 5.

Mr Cunliffe was taken to hospital with serious injuries as a result of the incident.