Guilty of racially abusive language

PUBLISHED: 13:15 02 February 2007 | UPDATED: 22:33 28 May 2010

A MARCH teenager caused distress to the owner of a March takeaway after telling him to go back to his own country as nobody could understand him. The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to using racially abusive language on

A MARCH teenager caused distress to the owner of a March takeaway after telling him to go back to his own country as nobody could understand him.

The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to using racially abusive language on January 11.

At Fenland Youth Court last Thursday the boy was given six-month referral order in an attempt to stop him offending again.

He went into the USA Chicken takeaway, in Broad Street, at about 3.15pm on January 3, but was thrown out by the owner who had previously banned him from entering.

Anita Waterman, defending, said: "He was with a large group of friends and had been humiliated."

After leaving the shop the boy stood outside and made a number of gestures through the window before leaving the scene. He was arrested later the same day.

The youth, who was also ordered to pay £50 compensation to the owner of USA Chicken, said: "I wish I had not done it and I did try to apologise, but it was not accepted.

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