‘Constant menace’ teen in court over race-hate attack

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.
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A drunken teenage lout who targeted a man in a sustained racial attack is awaiting sentence.

Burnley magistrates heard how Jake Adam Biriny (19) kicked Guilin Liu’s car, made comments about Chinese people and then punched him repeatedly.

Biriny was in breach of a conditional discharge imposed for being drunk and disorderly at the time.

The defendant, of Herbert Street, Burnley, admitted racially aggravated common assault in the town on September 11th. He was bailed until November 4th, for a pre-sentence report.

Biriny is no stranger to the courts and in April 2011, when he was 14, he was given a two year anti-social behaviour order after he was dubbed a “constant menace” in a Burnley neighbourhood.

He was said to have continually abused residents in the town’s Trinity area and to have thrown stones at cars and houses. Biriny and his friends would also target vulnerable people in the area during a six-month reign of terror, a court was told.