Burnham Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The two boys discussed the matter and the effects of what happened and what could have happened."

"Going down the restorative justice route makes people recognise and understand what their actions could have caused."

"The victim's mother asked for the suspect not to go through the courts system, so everybody is happy with the outcome and the matter has now ended."

Police have also confirmed that the BB gun used in the attack did not to belong to the teenage suspect and that the incident had not been pre-planned.