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A 14-year-old Alnwick boy has pleaded guilty to assault and racially-aggravated harassment.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted three offences which occurred in the town in August last year.

The boy assaulted two children, as well as causing one of them racially-aggravated harassment, alarm or distress.

He was referred to Northumberland Youth Offender Panel and the total length of his compliance period is eight months. He was also ordered to pay £315 in costs.

○ Two Amble men have been fined for a drug offence.

Christian Alexander Thomas Hall, 28, of Dandsfield Square, and Liam Shepherd, 29, of Coquetdale, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, on February 9 this year.

Hall was fined £150, while Shepherd was fined £160. They were both ordered to pay £115 in court costs.

○ A 17-year-old from Belford pleaded guilty to stealing a case of Budweiser from Asda, in Berwick, in August.

The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was given a six-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £24, including compensation.

○ A Berwick man has been given a suspended prison sentence for sending offensive messages.

Steven Archer, 29, of East Wynd, pleaded guilty to a charge of sending a message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.

The incidents happened at Milfield on February 8 and 15 this year.

He also pleaded guilty to bombarding his victim with text messages on February 14.

Magistrates described the offence as serious and gave him a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.

He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement and was given a two-year restraining order. He must also pay £200 in costs.