A teenager who stabbed a man with a samurai sword in Southampton has been named as a result of an application by the Daily Echo. 

Mustafa Mokhtar, 16, was sentenced to four years and four months detention on Friday with an extended licence period of three years. 

The 16-year-old of Bluebell Road, Southampton had previously been acquitted of attempted murder but pleaded guilty to wounding with intent. 

It followed an incident in Laburnum Road in the Flowers Estate in October last year. 

The press were initially banned from reporting any information that would lead to the identification of the teenager due to his age. 

But after an application by the Daily Echo, the order made under Section 45 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 was lifted, allowing the press to report the details of the incident in full. 

Lifting the order, Judge Christopher Parker KC said: "This is a very public act of violence and it seems to me the public are entitled to know."