A TEENAGER went berserk when a judge ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the hard drive from his laptop.
The 16-year-old admitted possessing an extreme pornographic image involving sex with an animal.
He didn’t react when he was made subject to a referral order but hurled abuse at District Judge Alan Jones when he made the forfeiture order.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, swore at the judge.
The judge ordered a police officer in court to arrest the teenager and there was a violent struggle before he was taken out of court.
But, once he was on the corridor, the boy managed to break free and run out of the court building, pursued by the officer and a security guard.
He was not returned to the building.
When the question of forfeiture had first been raised the boy had said he wouldn’t be responsible for what happened if the order was made.
District Judge Jones invited the boy’s solicitor to have a word with him and, when he came back into court, the youth said he had not meant it as a threat.