A teenager has been handed a court order after he admitted shaving part of his sister’s eyebrow and putting cat poo on her face.

The 15-year-old Swindon boy, who cannot be named as he is under-18, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating when he appeared before Swindon Youth Court on Tuesday morning.

He had shaved part of his sister’s hair and eyebrow while she was asleep on October 26 last year, also spreading what was believed to be cat faeces on her face.

The boy admitted pushing his mother several times on the same date.

Magistrates sentenced him to a four month youth referral order. Under the terms of the order he will have to work with the youth offending team to address his behaviour.