A TEENAGER originally given an eight month detention order for his involvement in the killing of a man will spend no more time in custody.

John Pordage, 34, who grew up in South Woodham Ferrers, was fatally shot in Great Baddow in August last year.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stood trial at Chelmsford Crown Court charged with Mr Pordage's murder.

Saul Stanley, 19, stood trial alongside the boy charged with perverting the course of justice and a string of firearms offences.

The 16-year-old was found not guilty of murder, but had previously admitted perverting the course of justice and handling stolen goods in relation to events surrounding Mr Pordage's killing.

Judge Charles Gratwicke initially sentenced the boy to an eight month detention order, however, this was found to be more than the law permitted as there was a miscalculation as to how long he had already spent in custody.

Judege Gratwicke revised his sentence to a youth rehabilitation order with a 12 month supervision requirement.

The teenager was also barred from entering the Chelmsford borough for three months and ordered to complete a weapons awareness course and 40 days of rehabilitation.

Essex Police are still looking for Bradley Blundell, 18, in relation to the killing, with a £10,000 reward on offer for information that could lead to his arrest.

Blundell is believed to have fled the country and could be hiding in Ibiza.

To be eligible for the reward, anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.