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'Foolish' Burnley teen returned to fight ‘tooled up’
1:42pm Tuesday 25th March 2014 in News
TWO Burnley teenagers involved in trouble after one went out looking for a ‘scrap’ were given community orders.
The town’s crown court heard how a ‘foolish’ 17-year-old had got ‘thoroughly drunk’ and had ended up on the receiving end of some violence after he came across a man, probably older and bigger than him.
The youth, who a judge ordered should not be named, had gone to hospital and had then gone back with support, asking for what he called a real fight and “tooled up” "with iron bars.
Dale Nightingale, 18, was recruited for the second part of the incident but, unlike his co-defendant, he had never broken the law before.
The defendants had admitted affray. The 17-year-old was given an 18 month youth rehabilitation order, with supervision and 150 hours unpaid work. Nightingale, of Piccadilly Road, received a community order, with 12 months supervision and 60 hours unpaid work.
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