Butterworth -

A case against 18 youths accused of attempted murder after an apparent faction fight near Butterworth was postponed, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

The youths, aged between 18 and 21, from the Mkhonkotho and Holela villages in Centane, appeared in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

They were accused of assaulting a 19-year-old boy. He was taken to hospital in a serious condition on Sunday.

The youths remained in custody and were expected to apply for bail on December 18. - Sapa