The teenager who attacked a New Plymouth dairy owner after he refused to sell him cigarettes will undergo intensive supervision.
In the Youth Court this week, Judge Max Courtney ordered a high-end sentence which would see the 16-year-old kept under 24 hour curfew in a Hamilton youth facility for six months.
The teenager cannot be identified because of his age.
At midday on August 25, Ngamotu Road Dairy owner Colin Liu suffered facial injuries in the attack when he was dragged out of his shop and assaulted.
The sentence, described as supervision with activity, would involve therapy, lifeskills and education and has been tailored to meet his needs.
The sentence is aimed at rehabilitation and reducing his antisocial behaviour.
The six months supervision with activity sentence is expected to be followed by a further sentence of supervision.
His progress will be monitored by Judge Courtney.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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