A TEENAGER accused of injuring two boys, 14 and 15, with a pair of scissors has been sentenced to twelve months in detention.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was involved in an argument between a group of kids at a popular landmark in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

On April 13, 2019, a group of teenagers had gathered in Valley Park when a fight broke out resulting in the 14 and 15-year-old boys receiving cuts.

It was alleged that one boy had received a superficial cut to his abdomen, while the other suffered a more serious wound to his chest.

In an earlier hearing, the 15-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of wounding and possessing an offensive weapon.

But on January 8, he was sentenced to 12 months detention and training for wounding and six months detention for possessing the weapon, concurrently.

After his sentencing, Detective Superintendent Steve Thomas of North Yorkshire Police said: "This began as an argument between teenagers and was taken to another level due to the presence of a weapon.

"Anyone caught carrying any kind of weapon will feel the full force of the law and its long-term consequences.

"In this case a child has ruined his future prospects before his future has even begun. We urge parents to ensure they know where their children are and what they are doing.”