A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been given a community order for violent disorder following an attack which left a student fighting for his life.

On June 25, 2007, 20-year-old Faheem Javaid was stabbed, punched, kicked and hit with a brick and a motorcycle helmet near the McDonalds restaurant in Well Hall Road, Eltham.

Mr Javaid was attacked after his younger brother was robbed by a group of youths on a bus, the Old Bailey heard on July 24.

Charges of attempted murder and robbery against the 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were dropped after he pleaded guilty to violent disorder on June 22.

He had said he was “frightened” during the attack and the situation had got “totally out of control”.

Judge David Paget gave the 16-year-old, who had no previous convictions, a 12-month community punishment and rehabilitation order.

Abdul Yassin-Noor, of Rochester Way, Eltham, was given a 15-year sentence for attempted murder last year following a trial. He was 20 at the time he was sentenced.

Five other youths, alleged to be from Kidbrooke’s Ferrier Boyz gang, were given custodial sentences for wounding with intent.