A court has heard that a teenage boy tried to murder a woman he met online by luring her to a secluded area in Dublin.
The schoolboy pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the 25 year old woman in Dun Laoghaire two days before Christmas 2017.
The boy - who was 15 at the time of the attack - asked the victim to meet him in Dun Laoghaire on the 23rd of December 2017- after they got talking on the social media app, Whisper.
He told her he would show her a secret spot and she joked that it sounded like he was going to murder her.
When they met up they headed down to the waterfront to take a selfie.
The 25 year old was facing the sea when the accused grabbed her from behind in a neck lock.
He started to chock her with his right hand while brandishing a knife in his left.
He calmly told her to stop screaming and cut her throat.
Some passerbys came to her aid and she was brought to hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.
Det. Garda Daniel Tracey told the court that they were able to identify the attacker through the information and pictures he shared with the victim on social media.
Gardai arrived to his house on Christmas morning of 2017.
When the accused saw Gardaí he said:
"This is about the stabbing of that girl in Dun Laoighaire. I haven't got the knife, I threw it into the sea".