A 14-YEAR boy who was caught dangerously driving a car in Little Hulton has appeared at Manchester Youth Court.

The boy, from Little Hulton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted to driving the Kia dangerously on Worsley Avenue on February 21 and assaulting a male, causing him actual bodily harm.

He also pleaded guilty to having no insurance or driving licence.

The teenager was made subject to a youth rehabilitation order, during which he will participate in 24 days of reparation and must also pay his assault victim £200 in compensation.

Assaults described as actual bodily harm cause serious injuries, but don't cause serious permanent damage to the victim.

Injuries which require stitches would usually fall under this category, but it is up to prosecutors or police to decide whether the injury is severe.

The attacker does not need to intend to cause an injury to be accused of actual bodily harm, intending to use "unlawful force" is enough.