AN 18-year-old youth kicked out in anger, smashing a door off its hinges, after being told to leave the probation offices in Blackburn because of his behaviour.

But Blackburn magistrates said that, despite his tantrum, the probation service was willing to allow him to continue on his order and did not think an anger management course was necessary.

Kamran Ahmed Nawaz, of Buxton Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to causing £200 damage to the door.

He was made subject to a curfew between 7pm and 7am for four weeks, and ordered to pay £200 compensation and £60 costs.

Carl Gaffney, prosecuting, said Nawaz was in the reception of the probation service offices around 9.30am and was told if he did not leave, police would be called.

He told the court: “He shouted abuse at a member of staff and then went out and started kicking the door in a rage.

“This caused the door frame to split and the door to come off its hinges.”

Basharat Ditta, defending, said that since the incident Nawaz had engaged properly with the probation service and had been back to the office to apologise.

He said Nawaz had attended to do unpaid work and became frustrated when he was not placed on one of the early buses.

Mr Ditta said: “Bearing in mind the nature of the offence I suggested to the probation officer in court that anger management work might be an option.

“But I was told the anger management course is of 20 sessions and the probation service would not suggest it because of this one-off incident.”