TWO brothers have admitted stabbing a man in Basildon which left him fighting for his life.

Twins Jamie and Jason Gittens, 25, had admitted wounding with intent and carrying knives at the Festival Leisure Park in March.

The duo attacked their victim, a man in his 20s, at 4.45am at the park on Saturday March 14.

The victim suffered an injury to his face, and was stabbed in the back by the brothers.

The man was left in the street for dead by the brothers, and the emergency services were called.

He was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition, but was later stabilised by health workers.

Jason Gittens, of St Edmund’s Way, Harlow, and Jamie Gittens, of no fixed address, were arrested over the same weekend and then appeared at court on Monday, March 16.

This followed an appeal by Essex Police for information and footage from the scene of the crime being released to the public.

They appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday via video link and both admitted one joint charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They also admitted two separate charges of having a bladed article in a public place.

The brothers remained calm during the hearing and spoke only to confirm their names, date of birth, and admit the charges against them.

They will be sentenced at the same court at a later date, to allow for the probation service to prepare a pre-sentence report to assess them.

Judge Andrew Hurst told the brothers that they would be remanded in custody until their sentencing hearing, which does not have a fixed date.

A 22-year-old woman from Basildon, arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker, has since been released under investigation in connection to the attack.

Grievous bodily harm is the most serious form of assault below attempted murder, and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The brothers are facing significant time behind bars for their attack.