A PAIR of teenage yobs have admitted targeting a 15-year-old boy in a brutal murder bid.

The knife thugs – aged 16 and 15 at the time – carried out the horror attack on February 28 last year.

Medics initially feared the victim would not survive after he was rushed to hospital.

One of the attackers was later found sobbing down the phone as he confessed his guilt to the police.

The duo admitted an attempted murder charge at the High Court in Glasgow today.

They had been on bail but were remanded by judge Lord Young pending sentencing later this month.

None of the boys involved can be identified due to their ages.

The murder bid took place in Thornliebank Road, Thornliebank, after both thugs had been drinking.

They left the older boy's home around 10pm, having earlier been in contact with their victim, who was already known to them.

All three were later seen in the area of Thornliebank Road.

Prosecutor Blair Speed said a taxi driver went on to spot two people running in the direction of where the victim was.

One was seen putting what appeared to be a sword down the front of his trousers.

The cabbie alerted police before the blood-soaked boy was found lying at a bus stop near Eastwood Cemetery.

After the crime, the 15-year-old attacker was described as distressed as he told a witness: "It was me who started it."

The older boy was later found by relatives and claimed he was "sorry."

Mr Speed told the court: "He made a 999 call and made special knowledge admissions about the attack, the location and time.

"He told the operator 'You need to come get me, as I'm guilty.'

"Police attended a short time later and found him still sobbing on the phone."

The teenager admitted to the officers that he had "stabbed someone."

He also asked: "How long will I get? I just want to know he will be alright."

The weapon used in the attack was found to be an eight-inch knife, which police seized.

The court heard that the victim suffered life-threatening injuries to his chest and abdomen.

Medics found 10 wounds, including five to his left arm, and the court was told that, without emergency surgery, he would have died.

It was also stated that both attackers, now aged 17, are first offenders but subject to compulsory supervision orders.

Sentencing was adjourned so that background reports can be prepared.