Teen told to seek help af­ter in­ci­dent

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Awishaw teenager has been or­dered to seek help for al­co­hol and drug prob­lems fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in Nether­ton.

The 17-year-old, who can’t be named for le­gal rea­sons, ap­peared at Hamilton Sher­iff Court last week and pleaded guilty to two charges against him re­lat­ing to an in­ci­dent in Inglis Street on Septem­ber 6.

The teenager ad­mit­ted throw­ing stones at ve­hi­cles, which caused dam­age to some of them, as well as shout­ing, swear­ing and act­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner.

The young­ster also pleaded guilty to re­sist­ing ar­rest on the same date.

Dur­ing the in­ci­dent, the 17-year-old strug­gled vi­o­lently with po­lice of­fi­cers, re­fused to en­ter a po­lice ve­hi­cle and lashed out with his arms and legs.

The teenager com­mit­ted both of the of­fences while he was re­leased on po­lice bail. In court last week, Sher­iff Alastair Mac­fadyen sen­tenced the teen to a two year com­mu­nity pay­back or­der with su­per­vi­sion.

He was also or­dered to at­tend drug and al­co­hol treat­ment and coun­selling as di­rected by his so­cial worker.

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