TWO BOYS have been detained after they admitted to the “sickening” attack of a teenager outside a Basingstoke pub last month.

The duo, aged 15 and 16, both from Basingstoke, pleaded guilty to a public order offence after an incident outside Longbridge Mill in Sherfield-on-Loddon on June 25.

They also admitted a separate public order offence for an incident in Buckskin centre in May.

And the 16-year-old also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer after he was arrested at his home address.

Police had previously said that the victim, 17, was assaulted on Saturday, June 25, which was the hottest day of the year so far.

And a group of six teenagers had appeared in court previously charged with the incident in Buckskin, where an argument started outside a kebab shop on Blackdown Close at around 10pm on May 25 – a bank holiday Monday.

Now the duo have been sentenced to a six-month detention and training order, which will see them spend three months in a Young Offender Institution before being supervised for the remainder in the community.

They will also pay £50 each in compensation to the victim, whilst costs and victim surcharges were waved by District Judge Timothy Pattinson.

The court heard how in both incidents, onlookers were left scared by the events.

Passing sentence, District Judge Pattinson labelled the incident as “absolutely sickening violence”.

He added: “I remind myself that my job is to do my best to prevent offending.”

The District Judge also noted that he took into account how custodial sentences are “harder” in current circumstances relating to coronavirus.

A third teenager, 15 and from Basingstoke, is also accused of affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He will appear at Basingstoke Youth Court on July 23, where he is expected to enter pleas.