ASBO goes up in flames
PUBLISHED: 13:21 22 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:51 04 May 2010
TEENAGE tearaway Faye Szulc breached her ASBO when she threatened to burn down her ex-boyfriend s home. And police were on-hand to hear the threats - they had been called out after Szulc s friends beat up Jamie Lough, and he put his mobile phone on loud s
TEENAGE tearaway Faye Szulc breached her ASBO when she threatened to burn down her ex-boyfriend's home.
And police were on-hand to hear the threats - they had been called out after Szulc's friends beat up Jamie Lough, and he put his mobile phone on loud speaker so that every word of her call could be heard.
Szulc - who had just discovered that Jamie Lough had got her friend pregnant - told him: "You are a grass, you are a grass. You have got the wrong person; your house is going up in flames."
Eighteen-year-old Szulc, of Clay Way, Ely was given a two-year ASBO by Ely youth court last summer in a blaze of publicity.
Under the terms of the order, she was banned from "engaging in behaviour that causes nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to others, or is threatening, abusive or insulting to others in Ely or Soham."
When she appeared before Ely magistrates on Thursday, Szulc admitted breaching the order on February 5, by using threatening and abusive language.
Prosecuting, Yetunde Fawehinmi said Mr Lough had agreed to meet Szulc in Ely town centre on February 5.
The meeting was amicable, but within a few minutes a group of Szulc's friends turned up, and set upon him.
"He was given a beating and a kicking by different people," she said. "He managed to escape to his home address, where he locked himself in the house."
Within moments, Szulc's friends arrived at his address, kicking and shouting, and Szulc shouted through the letter box: "Why am I dead?"
When police arrived Szulc had left the scheme, but she phoned Mr Lough while he was talking to officers, and made the threat to torch his home.
Mitigating, Graham Russell said the relationship between Szulc and Mr Lough came to an abrupt end a week before the incident, when Szulc discovered that Mr Lough had been involved in a "dalliance" with her friend, resulting in a pregnancy.
Szulc's friends had been "misguided" when they beat up Mr Lough, he said, but Szulc had not been involved in that.
The teenager heard that Mr Lough had made threats against her, he said, and that is why she went to his home.
Fining Szulc £100 with £100 costs, presiding magistrate Mary Rone told her: "You are eight months into an ASBO and you have breached it, it is not a matter of which to be proud. It was given to you for a reason, and to obey. If you breach it again, the consequences will be serious.