A TEENAGER convicted of his role in a racist bottle attack on a Korean student has been given his final warning after avoiding being sent to prison.

Bradley Garrett admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on Yehsung Kim in Brighton city centre in October 2017.

He was 15 at the time of the attack, and when he appeared in court last year it was revealed how a Champagne bottle had been smashed into Mr Kim’s face, causing him pain and a £2,000 dental bill.

Footage of the incident went viral and sparked outrage.

Garrett was given a two-year suspended sentence with requirements to complete unpaid work and rehabilitation.

His pal Louis Barrett, of Temple Grove, Burgess Hill, then aged 17, was jailed for two years for racist harassment and racist common assault.

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But Garrett appeared in court where it was revealed he did not attend unpaid work sessions in January and February and missed rehabilitation sessions with the probation service, putting him in breach of the court order.

On Friday, he finally appeared in court again before Judge Stephen Mooney who was furious with Garrett, now aged 18.

The judge told Garrett: “Of all the defendants I have dealt with this year, you have caused me the most irritation and disappointment.

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“Do you understand how I would feel if I let you out, then later discovered you had been involved in street violence, and a member of the public was hurt?”

The judge agreed to continue the suspended sentence as Garrett, formerly of Pierces Lane, Haywards Heath, has not committed any crimes since his last court appearance.

He is turning his life around with new accommodation and getting help for his mental health problems, the court was told.

The judge said: “You are becoming an irritant. What you can become is an example of what can be achieved if you are given the chance.”

Garrett has been ordered not to enter the city of Brighton and Hove for any reason, and to attend unpaid work or probation appointments when that becomes possible.

The judge decided to delay his sentence for three months, to make sure Garrett does what he has promised, but warned him if there were any crimes or repeat failures, he would go to prison.

“You have no idea of how lucky you are,” the judge said.