A TEENAGER has been jailed for 16 weeks for shaving his ex-girlfriend's hair - after she told him she had been unfaithful.

Samuel Kennedy, 18, who had broken up with Courtney Dyson about two weeks earlier, decided to embarrass and humiliate her because he wanted revenge, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

After using electric haircutters on Miss Dyson at his home, Kennedy told her: "That's what you deserve. Get out of my house."

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Kennedy asked Miss Dyson to his home to talk things over after the split. Miss Dyson went because she thought Kennedy might 'do something silly'.

She said Kennedy, of Brookfield, Oxspring, picked up Miss Dyson's handbag and took it upstairs. She followed him to his bedroom.

Mrs Ormrod said: "Miss Dyson sat on a bed. Mr Kennedy got on top of her. As he straddled he, he picked up some electric hair cutters and partially shaved her head.

"He later said he did not want to hurt her. He said he wanted revenge, to embarrass her and to make her look stupid."

Mrs Ormrod added that a 'distressed' Miss Dyson had had to spend more than £200 on a wig following the attack.

Eric Bray, defending, said Kennedy had been 'deeply upset' when Miss Dyson told him she had been unfaithful more than once.

Mr Bray said: "This was astonishing behaviour by Mr Kennedy. It should not have happened.

"At one point during the encounter, Miss Dyson said 'goodbye' and Mr Kennedy straddled her on the bed with his knees either side of her body.

"He reached for the cutters, shaved off part of her hair and that was the end of it. He wanted to humiliate and shame her but went the wrong way about it."

Kennedy, who admitted assault, was banned from contacting Miss Dyson for two years.