Two ASBO's given to teenage boys
ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour orders have been imposed on two teenage boys from Littleport. Luke Turner, 15, and Jack Banyard, 17, both of Jersey Way, Littleport, had been nuisance driving and shouting abuse in the streets, Cambridge magistrates were told on O
ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour orders have been imposed on two teenage boys from Littleport.
Luke Turner, 15, and Jack Banyard, 17, both of Jersey Way, Littleport, had been "nuisance driving" and shouting abuse in the streets, Cambridge magistrates were told on October 29. Residents of the Highfields estates had made regular complaints to the authorities about the boys' behaviour at public meetings in the village.
Turner was banned from consuming or possessing alcohol in public, given a 10pm-6am curfew, and engaging in any threatening, insulting or abusive behaviour which causes nuisance, alarm or distress to others.
The 15-year-old's mother Lorraine was also handed a parenting order - designed to help her enforce good behaviour on her son.
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Banyard was given an ASBO, which prevents him engaging in any behaviour which causes nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to others, or threatening, abusive or insulting. His order extends to Ely as well as Littleport.
Brian Tully, anti-social behaviour co-ordinator for East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership said: "ASBOs are designed to be preventative, not punitive. All we want is to bring an end to the episodes of anti-social behaviour for which they have been responsible."
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"The restrictions imposed by the court are intended to provide protection to people who should be able to go about their everyday business in Littleport and Ely without the unpleasantness of encountering or being the victims of anti-social behaviour."
Cllr Fred Brown, who has tackled young people's abusiveness head-on in the past - welcomed the orders. "I hope this will mark and end to the trouble and restore the pleasant environment."
If the boys breach the terms of their ASBOs they will face criminal proceedings.