AN ARMED knifeman has admitted stabbing a 16-year-old in the street.

Max Hyde went out with the knife and stabbed the teenager leaving him in a pool of blood while his mother screamed.

Hyde, 20, of no fixed address, appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday and admitted wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Hyde stabbed the boy in Central Avenue, Southend, just before 4pm on Wednesday, July 11.

The boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries but has survived and is recovering.

Hyde has been warned to expect a long jail sentence.

Speaking to Hyde Judge Ian Graham said: “You have entered acceptable pleas and you will get credit for that.

“I cannot sentence you today as your representative wants further psychiatric comments for the court to consider.

“It will be a substantial prison sentence and it is in your interest to cooperate with the reports being sought.”

A psychological report is due to be prepared with Hyde set to be sentenced on November 26.

The motive for the attack, if any, has not been revealed with more information expected to be revealed when Hyde is sentenced on November 26.

Following the attack eyewitnesses reported seeing towels covered in blood in the street following the incident.

The road was closed and an air ambulance landed nearby at Hamstel School, Hamstel Road, Southend.

Residents living nearby claimed the teen was stabbed in front of his mother.

Witness Sarah Butler said: “I heard a lot of shouting and then a mother screaming.

“I went to my door and saw the young boy falling to the floor.

“There was blood everywhere and his mother was trying to help him.

“I heard from the paramedics he’s 16 and was stabbed three times.”