A TEENAGER armed with a wooden rounders’ bat on Moss Bank Way was threatening other people.

At Wigan Magistrates’ Court Kyle Bramhall, aged 18, of Mallett Crescent, Bolton, pleaded guilty to affray and possessing an offensive weapon in the incident on August 6 last year.

Sentencing him to six months’ detention, suspended for 18 months and ordering him to do 150 hours of unpaid work, Bramhall was told: “This was a serious error of judgement on your part and as a result you have lost your good character, but it is unacceptable that you took matters into your own hands in such a manner.

“Fortunately, there do not appear to have been any serious injuries caused by your actions.

“To your considerable credit, you have no previous convictions and did plead guilty at the earliest opportunity and you have accepted that you should not have behaved in the manner you did.”

In addition to the unpaid work, Bramhall will have to participate in 15 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £213 in costs and charges.