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Grimsby brick attack teenager is detained for a year

Jersey-Lou Perry
Image caption Jersey-Lou Perry was injured when Richardson threw the brick at the vehicle

A teenager has been detained for a year after pleading guilty to injuring a four-year-old girl who was hit in the face with a brick.

Jersey-Lou Perry suffered serious injuries after a brick was thrown through the window of her father's van in Grimsby, in April.

Kallan Richardson, 18, previously admitted grievous bodily harm.

On Monday a judge at Grimsby Youth Court told Richardson he had been "reckless and dangerous".

Richardson, who was 17 at the time, threw the brick at the Ford Transit van belonging to Jersey-Lou's father, Kyle Perry.

Mr Perry had stopped to remonstrate with a group of youths who had kicked a football at his vehicle as he drove down Rutland Street, in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, in April.

Broken nose

Jersey-Lou was said to have suffered a broken nose, two teeth had to be removed and several other injuries to her face.

Image caption Kallan Richardson had previously admitted grievous bodily harm

Sentencing Richardson to 12 months in a young offenders institution, District Judge Daniel Curtis told him the crime was "reckless and dangerous".

Grimsby Youth Court was told Richardson received a "glancing blow" from the van as Mr Perry reversed in "panic".

Judge Curtis said: "You dislodged a house brick from a wall of an unoccupied house, you picked it up, ran down Rutland Street holding the brick in your hand, you then threw the brick at the van as it was leaving the road."

Richardson told the court he was "remorseful" and ashamed of his actions.

His mother, Louise, added: "We're just really sorry for the family."

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