A VICIOUS killer who beat a defenceless homeless man to death when he was just 16-years-old has been given another chance after breaking a court order.

Craig Real was released early from a four-year, nine-month prison sentence for manslaughter in February, only to burgle a summer house weeks later.

Last month he was given a community order for the raid, a sentence slammed by both Bournemouth MPs.

Now he has breached the order by failing to provide his address and missing an appointment with probation officers.

But a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court has allowed him to remain free and for the order, which involves supervision and attending the Thinking Skills Programme, to continue.

Judge Peter Johnson was told Real has had difficulty finding accommodation but will now live with his grandmother in Wallisdown.

The judge said he did not revoke the order and send him into custody because it was a single breach. But he imposed a curfew from 8pm until 6am for a month and ordered Real, who is now 21, to pay £100 towards the costs of the hearing. He has been fitted with an electronic tag to monitor the curfew.

Real was one of three teenagers who launched a horrific attack on popular Big Issue seller Ralph Millward near his pitch outside Marks and Spencer in Westbourne in 2009 when he refused to hand over tobacco.

After the sustained attack, Real returned to the scene and pushed a shopping trolley into Mr Millward’s body as he lay fatally wounded on the ground.

Real, the oldest of the group, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, as did co-defendants Warren Crago and Jimmy Ayres.

At the end of the case, Judge Guy Boney described the attack on Mr Millward as “mindless, vicious, extreme and chillingly casual.”

He said Real showed “no remorse at all.”