A BARNSLEY teenager who threw bricks at police officers and horses has been sentenced to time in a young offenders’ institute.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was threatening violence towards officers who were patrolling Thurnscoe in February.

His threats turned to violence as he soon began to throw bricks at them.

Further officers quickly attended the scene to assist colleagues and as the teenager continued on his spree of antisocial behaviour across the Stotfold Drive, Houghton Road and School Street areas.

The teenager gained access to the roof of a premise and, after he came down from the roof, he ran off into a local estate where he began threatening an innocent elderly couple.

He was eventually arrested and charged with taking without consent, threats to commit criminal damage and a public order offence.

He was sentenced on Monday to 22 months in a young offenders’ institute.