Boy, 14, to spend Christmas behind bars after terrorising local Burger King

Kenton Knight, 14, will now spend Christmas behind bars after he was accused of showing a complete disregard for court orders. (SWNS)

A 14-year-old boy will spend Christmas behind bars after terrorising his local Burger King.

Kenton Knight was barred from the fast food outlet and two shopping centres and a community hub last month unless he had an adult with him.

However he ignored the ban, showing a “complete disregard” for a series of court orders.

Knight was also told to be in school between the hours of 9am and 3pm and to stay away from a 17-year-old, who has not been named.

However the teen, from Swindon in Wiltshore, ignored the court's instruction within just six weeks and was spotted on a street corner during school hours.

He was then brought in front of magistrates who said his anti-social behaviour had "affected the public detrimentally" - and has now been put behind bars for two months.

The tearaway youth had been banned from the fast food outlet, two shopping centres and a community hub last month unless he had an adult with him. (SWNS)

His mother, who asked custody officers if she could give the teen a hug before he was taken down said: “So he’s going to be away for Christmas. He’s only a boy.”

A court made the bans last month after hearing that Knight had been linked to a spate of anti-social behaviour.


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Knight received the equivalent of an ASBO, a court order which restricts the behaviour of a person likely to cause harm or distress to the public.

But, ruling that Knight could be named in reports of the case, chairman of the bench Michael New said: “Kenton has waived his right to anonymity by repeatedly committing anti-social behaviour in public and behaviours which affect the public detrimentally.

"Local people who have been affected need to be aware of him and what has happened today.”

He said: "You have many court orders against you - and you have shown complete disregard for all those court orders."

Knight is well known to the youth court, with his name appearing several times in the lists this year.

Describing the two-month sentence as a welcome result, PCSO Philip Day of Wiltshire Police said: “Knight’s prolific and relentless behaviour in our communities for a significant amount of time has caused alarm and distress to many victims, young and old.

“The injunction served on Knight in October provided clear boundaries that he has clearly chosen to ignore, and as such he has now received today’s sentence.

“We hope that Knight’s time in detention will go some way in changing his offending behaviour when he returns back into the community.”

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