A MAN who was jailed for an attack on a teenage boy outside the McDonald’s restaurant in Dunbar last year has been sent back to prison after he breached his release order.

Lee Rutherford was jailed for 18 months after assaulting the 14-year-old boy, leaving him with horrific injuries, outside the restaurant on September 24, 2016.

Rutherford, described as a prisoner of Edinburgh Prison, also struck McDonald’s manager Mairi Allan as she attempted to intervene.

He was jailed for 18 months in April last year at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and was subsequently released on a supervised release order last October.

But Rutherford, 26, breached the order when he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner outside the home of his partner on January 10.

Rutherford turned up at the woman’s door at Langriggs, Haddington, after he had been away for a couple of days and she refused him entry.

Rutherford then became “agitated” and began kicking the lower panels of the front door.

After he began shouting, concerned neighbours called in the police.

Rutherford appeared at the court from custody last Wednesday, where Sheriff Norman McFadyen told him breaching the release order was “a serious matter” and sent him back to jail for four months. Sentence for the behaviour shown towards his partner was deferred to October 17.

Rutherford admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, demanding entry to the woman’s home and repeatedly kicking the front door.