A TEENAGE thug who subjected a Litherland family to a series of assaults and intimidation has been ordered to take part in a course of electro-acupuncture. The 17-year-old boy, also from Litherland, carried out two attacks on the family on October 7, 2012, before damaging a window and door on their property...
The unusual measures are part of a multi-million pound nationwide scheme designed to give young offenders ‘self-esteem and confidence’.
As part of the project, thousands of children aged between ten and 19 have been treated with massages, acupuncture and healing techniques to reduce crime and drug abuse.
A spokesman for Sefton Council said: "Electro-acupuncture is a non intrusive service often available to young people to help manage stress and/or anger issues. The service is usually delivered by our accredited substance misuse workers and it is commonly identified as a requirement as part of a Youth Rehabilitation Order issued through the courts."
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