A TEENAGER who admitted maliciously wounding someone along Weymout seafront has avoided an immediate custodial sentence.

Daniel Black, whose address was given as St Lawrence Road in Weymouth, appeared before Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday, February 8 for sentencing.

The 19-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to one charge of causing grievous bodily harm after an incident on April 3 of last year along The Esplanade in Weymouth.

Black was 17 when he carried out the attack.

Court papers show the magistrates deemed the offence to be ‘so serious’ on the basis of the level of injury and long-term impact it had on Black’s victim.

Black was ordered to pay £1,500 in compensation to his victim at a rate of £100 a month.

Paul Kemp, chairman of the magistrates’ bench, sentenced Black to 18 weeks in prison suspended for a period of 12 months; the teenager must also complete 20 rehabilitation requirement days.