Teen threatened girl with club

A TEENAGER was given a four-month youth rehabilitation order after he threatened a girl with a broken golf club.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, got involved in an argument with friends after the group had been drinking.

He left the others only to return with a broken gold club which he held to the girl’s neck and threatened to kill her if she said anything else.

The youth also prevented another boy from boarding a bus.

Alnwick Youth Court was told he was shouting and swearing so loudly that a nearby resident came out to see what was going on.

The broken golf club, which had a sharp, jagged edge where the head had snapped off, was later recovered from a churchyard where it had been thrown.

The teenager had previously pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon and causing harassment, alarm or distress when he appeared before magistrates.

The bench was concerned about his misuse of alcohol and ordered a four-month order with a supervision requirement, longer than the recommendation in the report from the Youth Offending Service.

It also ordered that the golf club be destroyed.