A SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy who had a machete on him has been given an electronic curfew.

The boy appeared at Merseyside Youth Court on Tuesday, June 18.

In a previous hearing, he had pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article in a public place.

The teenager had a machete on him in a public place, at the East Lancashire Road, in St Helens, on August 31, last year.

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The boy, from St Helens, cannot be identified due to automatic reporting restrictions due to the case being heard in a youth court.

The teen was sentenced to a Youth Rehabilitation Order for nine months. He must do rehabilitation activity for 18 days and be under an electronic curfew for three months.

The court ordered for the forfeiture and destruction of the machete.