A TEENAGER who had a replica firearm and carried out a racially aggravated attack after reports of gun shots ringing out in Penarth has been sentenced.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged by South Wales Police following an incident in the town’s Redlands Road on Thursday, August 13.

The Cardiff teenager appeared before the city’s magistrates’ court after he pleaded guilty to the possession of an imitation firearm and racially aggravated common assault.


The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, was sentenced to an 18-month youth rehabilitation order with intensive supervision and surveillance.

The youth, who had been remanded in custody, has to complete an extended activity requirement for 180 days.

The boy must observe a three-month, electronically-monitored, curfew between the hours of 8pm and 7am.

He also has to pay a £22 victim surcharge.

A 16-year-old Penarth boy, a 20-year-old man from Cardiff and a 16-year-old Cardiff girl have been released on bail in connection with the incident.

South Wales Police said: “All parties involved are known to each other.”