A 14-YEAR-OLD Barnsley boy - who broke into a town centre pub and was convicted of common assault and theft - has begun serving a 12 month detention and training order.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Barnsley Youth Court on Tuesday (July 11) where he was given an eight month detention order for breaking into a Barnsley town centre pub in May and June of this year.

The boy was also sentenced to a further four months for breach of a Youth Rehabilitation Order, handed to him earlier this year for a number of offences including common assault, theft and public order.

His detention and training order will last for a total of 12 months and means he will serve half of his sentence in custody, before serving the second half within the community.