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Tearaway teen banned from Longlevens after police ASBO crackdown

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

A 15-year-old boy has been banned from Longlevens after persistent offending

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A tearaway teen has been banned from Longlevens following a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in the city.

The 15-year-old male, who can’t be named because of his age, has been terrorising the community there through criminal acts and anti-social behaviour.

Police have been working with GLocuester City Homes to bring a stop to his persistent offending, by slapping the teen with a CRASBO following an appearance in court.

A CRASBO is an “Anti-Social Behaviour Order upon conviction” and can be applied to criminal proceedings in order to deal with persistent offending behaviour.

Sara Hendry, ASB Manager overseeing Project Solace, said. “He was given the CRASBO as part of a bolt-on punishment after appearing for sentencing for burglary.

“His actions have caused a great deal of intimidation and fear to many residents and the terms of this CRASBO will limit his ability to act in this manner.

“The age of criminal responsibility is 10 years old and this outcome demonstrates that we will consider and utilise all the tools and powers available to deal with identified offenders, where necessary, even if they are youths.”

The orders are granted with the aim of banning a person from causing further harassment, alarm and distress to the community, both through the criminal acts they have committed and any associated anti-social behaviour.

The youth was in court for several theft related offences.

As a result of the order, the youth has been banned from entering private gardens, cannot associate or have any contact with certain named individuals and cannot be in possession of a pedal cycle except for single cycle which has been nominated to the police.

Project Solace and Police community & intelligence teams worked together intensively to put the application together after the youth was identified as a prolific offender.

Inspector Steve Wood, Police lead for community Policing and Project Solace, said: “The youth was given a CRASBO to stop his prolific offending and causing considerable harassment, alarm and distress to the public whilst carrying out burglaries, especially in the Longlevens area.

“Police and Project Solace are working together better than ever to target prolific offenders and perpetrators of anti-social behaviour; proactive action will be taken where needed.”

To report anti-social behaviour to Project Solace can 0800 408 2000, or visit the team, who are based at Gloucester City Homes, at Railway House, Bruton Way.

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