A TEENAGER who caused more than £3,000 worth of damage to cars in his local area has been given a six-day community order.

The 17-year-old, who was labelled as "a menace and a disgrace" by District Judge John Foster, kicked four cars near Hoyland Common Working Men's Club, said Julie Grant, prosecuting.

Alan Greaves, defending, said: "He does not drink nor take drugs so I do not know how he got into this state. I can only imagine relatives and guests bought him drinks at the do after the wedding.

"He had six pints, left the club and a taxi drove off without him, probably because of the state he was in. He took it out on cars parked nearby and went off the rails."

The teenager, who admitted criminal damage, was ordered to pay a total of £500 in compensation. He was given a 12-week curfew and was ordered to spend six days putting something back into the community.