Notorious Hull teenager Sonny Grainger to return home after release from secure children's home
A NOTORIOUS teenager is expected to return to his Hull home today after being released from a secure children’s home.
Sonny Grainger, 15, has been undergoing rehabilitation at East Moor Secure Children’s Home in Leeds.
He was just 12 when he became one of the youngest people in Hull to be given an Asbo.
Last night, Sonny’s mother, Nadine West, said: “We are looking forward to him returning home.
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“I’m going to enjoy having him home.”
In December, the Mail reported how Sonny was given a second Asbo for continuing to cause misery for residents on the Boothferry estate.
He breached the order but, for legal reasons, the Mail is prevented from revealing further details.
However, his previous past bad behaviour has included shoplifting, harassing shop staff and causing criminal damage.
Ward councillor Claire Thomas said residents will be praying Sonny has turned over a new leaf and will behave.
She said: “Everyone knows who Sonny Grainger is.
“I really hope he has learned his lesson and his behaviour on the estate will improve.
“I am sure the council’s antisocial behaviour team will keep an eye on him.
“It would be fantastic
if Sonny’s behaviour improves.”
Ms West, who lives with her partner, Wayne Jones, and her other children Jarrad, 17, Georgia, 11, and Samuel, 8, in Curran Garth, believes Sonny is finally conforming.
She has told how she and her son frequently speak on the phone and how Sonny “settled in well” at the home.
The family are planning a welcome home celebration next week.
Ms West has been attending parenting classes in a bid to help her cope with Sonny’s temper.
Sonny gained an infamous reputation on the estate, some of it warranted, claims Ms West. But she has always insisted some residents have a soft spot for her son who runs errands and completed unpaid job for elderly neighbours.
She said: “Lots of people have come up to me saying Sonny did not deserve to be locked-up.”