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Teenager headbutts care home worker

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who headbutted a youth worker and smashed up a care home has been remanded on continuing bail pending sentence.

Garda Sinead Downey said the teenager had barricaded himself in his room in the care home after he had destroyed a television and a fridge-freezer, causing €2,500 worth of damages. He then began to throw missiles at gardai.

Judge Bryan Smyth remanded the teenager to appear again next month for an update from the HSE on his future care.

The boy was ordered to co-operate with HSE staff and the Probation Service and to attend a training course and a youth mentoring project.

The teenager pleaded guilty to assaulting the staff member and criminal damage at the north Dublin care home last July.

The boy also admitted Public Order Act charges in relation to two other incidents.