A 12-year-old boy who stamped on a Muslim schoolboy’s head in a vicious racist attack has been warned that he will face a jail term if he continues to re-offend.
The boy, who cannot be named due to his age, was convicted at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court last week for “terrorising” the son of a Syrian refugee while wearing a face mask.
He was sentenced to complete an 18-month youth rehabilitation order and will be electronically tagged for three months between 8pm and 7am.
The court heard that the boy, who is from northern Manchester, has not been in education for 18 months after being expelled from several schools.
He denied the charge of a racially-aggravated assault, but was found guilty after his victim spoke out in court.
The 13-year-old victim spoke about how he was surrounded by a group of six or seven other boys who racially abused him before attacking him.
Chairman of the bench Ralph Naylor called him a “persistent young offender” and warned him: “If you do not comply with these rules you will be back and you will be going into custody. There is no alternative.”
The boy was in a gang of “six or seven” who surrounded the Muslim schoolboy and his friends in Blackley on June 24 this year, the court heard.
The victim said: “It felt like I had been stamped on by someone really hard.
“The stamp made me fall back to the floor and then I felt kicks and stamps all over my head.”
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