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Youth told to pay victim for attack

PUBLISHED: 18:06 08 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:59 03 March 2010

AN Ipswich teenager, who was found guilty of attacking a fellow pupil, has been sentenced at a court in Ipswich.

At a hearing at Ipswich Youth Court the 15-year-old was given a 12-month supervision order.

AN Ipswich teenager, who was found guilty of attacking a fellow pupil, has been sentenced at a court in Ipswich.

At a hearing at Ipswich Youth Court the 15-year-old was given a 12-month supervision order. A £50 compensation order was also made to be paid to the victim of the attack.

At a trial in November the youth was found guilty of swinging a key chain – which had a pair of scissors attached – at the victim during a playground fight.

The victim was left with a wound in the back of his head, a cut to his forehead and a cut ear.

At the trial the court heard the two boys had been involved in three playground scuffles.

The defendant, who can not be named for legal reasons, claimed he saw the victim picking on a younger boy who he went over to help.

The victim admitted he had goaded the accused during the incident two more fights broke out between them.

At trial the defendant admitted using the chain but denied the scissors, which caused the main injury, were on the chain at the time of the attack.


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