A TEENAGER involved in a racist bottle attack on a student has admitted drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Bradley Garrett was given a suspended prison sentence for smashing a Champagne bottle into the face of Yehsung Kim in 2017.

He was 15 years old at the time of the attack, and admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm that left Mr Kim needing £2,000 worth of dental treatment.

The incident went viral for the shocking racist abuse spouted by his pal Louis Barrett, who was jailed over the attack.

But despite the suspended sentence, 18-year-old Garrett appeared back in court for failing to comply with the order to meet the probation service and do unpaid work.

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Bradley Garrett left, and Louis Barrett right

Before lockdown he had only done six hours out of 160 hours of unpaid work imposed.

In July, Judge Stephen Mooney warned him he had three months to set an example and get his life back on track.

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The judge was told that the troubled teenager was getting treatment for his mental health, and new accommodation.

Yet just three weeks later, Garrett was guilty of being drunk and disorderly in Leylands Road, Burgess Hill.

He appeared before Crawley Magistrates’ Court last month where he was fined £40, with a £34 surcharge and £85 costs.

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Bradley Garrett leaving court last year

In July the judge had told him: “Of all the defendants I have dealt with this year, you have caused me the most irritation and disappointment.

“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?

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

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Garrett, of Pierces Lane, Haywards Heath, is expected to appear before the judge again during a deferred sentence hearing next month.

His friend Louis Barrett was originally jailed for 20 months for racist common assault on Mr Kim.

The judge said Barrett, formerly of Temple Grove, Burgess Hill, had created the “febrile atmosphere of hatred and aggression” during the attack on Mr Kim in October 2017.

Mr Kim was walking home with friends but faced racist gestures. Barrett hurled a bottle at him and missed and when Mr Kim asked why he had been targeted, Barrett said: “Because you are a f****** Asian.”

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Yet in August, The Argus reported how Louis Barrett had been sent back to prison after admitting an attack on his own mother just weeks after his release from prison on licence, halfway through his sentence.

Magistrate Robert Macrowan was also told that Barrett had caused criminal damage to a mobile phone, a television and a wall at the property.

The magistrate said the offence was so serious “because of the assault on his mother with his five-year-old sibling in the property” at the time of the incident on August 14.

Mr Macrowan sent Barrett to prison for a further eight weeks over the attack, and imposed a £128 surcharge.

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