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Boy awaits fate over brutal attack

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who showed no remorse after he kicked a Chinese man's head as if it were a football during a brutal gang attack in Dublin, will face sentencing in November.

The Dublin boy had pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court in August to assault causing harm at Sean McDermott Street on May 31 and was remanded to appear again yesterday. Judge Bryan Smyth noted that the Probation and Welfare Service officer assigned to the boy was seeking a further eight weeks to prepare a pre-sentencing report for the court.

He remanded the teen to appear again in November for sentencing. This was conditional on the boy attending school and youth clubs and co-operating with his probation officer.

Garda Cian Farrelly had told the court that the attack was caught on CCTV. Three youths were involved.

The victim had been knocked to the ground by another member of the group and then all three started to kick and punch him.

The teenager and his accomplices also stamped on the man's body and head. He suffered cuts and marks to his face, back and hands.