A TEENAGER cut a man with a samurai sword and beat him and two others during an incident in a street, a court heard.

The youngster allegedly attacked the trio in Gardener Avenue, Corringham after agreeing to meet with a group to discuss a previous incident with another youth, a jury at Basildon Crown Court was told yesterday.

It was agreed with family and friends they would all meet and agree there would be no more issues between the pair.

But instead the teenager got out of the car with a sword and started swinging it around and threatening victims, the court heard.

The teenager, who can’t named as he is under 18, is on trial charged with a host of offences in connection with the incident which took place on March 25.

Prosecuting Richard Scott told the court the man suffered a “five centimetre cut” to his face and chin.

He said: “Following reports of an unpleasant incident between two teenagers it was agreed they with friends and family would meet on March 25 to sort it out and agree there would be no more issues.

“The defendant led the group to Gardener Avenue, Corringham and he got out the car with a sword and flicked it at the man and cut his chin and cheek and it was quite a serious cut.

“He was singing the sword around, described as a samurai sword.

“He also hit the man, and a woman and a girl who suffered bruising and swelling to her face.

“He was described as being irate and also rattled and threatening the three victims, while asking the man where his knife was.

“The girl suffered a barrage of punches with about five to the body and one to her face.

The man got back in his car and called the police and discovered he was bleeding heavily.”

Mr Scott told the jury the girl was taken to hospital with heavy swelling to her face, a black eye and pain in her shoulder, back and stomach.

He told the court the teenager’s mother was also at the scene and everyone was trying to calm him down.

The trial continues.