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Another thug gets banned

PUBLISHED: 18:20 26 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:14 03 March 2010

DAVID Dixon's Christmas celebrations have been curtailed today after he became the latest lout to receive an anti-social behaviour order.

The teenage thug is to be tracked by the watchful eyes of the public according to magistrates who agreed to the Evening Star's application to name the 17-year-old.

DAVID Dixon's Christmas celebrations have been curtailed today after he became the latest lout to receive an anti-social behaviour order.

The teenage thug is to be tracked by the watchful eyes of the public according to magistrates who agreed to the Evening Star's application to name the 17-year-old.

A court order was lifted so residents would be able to identify the latest yob before magistrates for terrorising the streets of his Ipswich estate.

In imposing a two-year anti-social behaviour order, chair of the bench Anne Parry told Dixon: "It's not just the police who will be down on you.

"The ordinary members of the public will be looking out for you as well."

Dixon, 17, of Drake Avenue, became the third member of a Gainsborough gang to be hit with an ASBO.

He joined pals Jason Nicholls and Thomas Crowley who have also received banning orders. Asbos were imposed on the teenage pair at a joint hearing last month.

The pair had tough restrictions imposed on them to prevent them causing trouble on the Nacton Road estate and were barred from a number of shops as well as some roads on the estate.

Following a South East Suffolk Magistrates Court hearing, Dixon is also now barred from several streets in Ipswich.

The lout will no longer be able to terrorise shop staff in Reynolds Road or at Costcutters, the Co-op and The Drinks Cabin, in Queen's Way.

Dixon is also completely barred from entering Crabbe Street and Lindbergh Road and any addresses in Rands Way.

He can only enter Queensway between Nacton Road and Nansen Road, as long as he is with his mother.

After reading Dixon's catalogue of past crimes, magistrates also agreed to ban him from any kind of threatening or abusive behaviour of throwing objects at cars or people.

Dixon is also banned from taking any vehicles without the consent of the owner, taking any parts from vehicles and driving cars or riding motorbikes dangerously.

He will also be barred from entering the grounds of Holywells High School, in Lindbergh Road.

Andrew Shaw, prosecuting on behalf of Ipswich Borough Council, told the court an Asbo was needed to help protect the people of the town.

Graham Skippen, mitigating, said Dixon agreed his behaviour had been unacceptable.

And he said his client welcomed the Asbo as an opportunity to mend his ways.

Mr Skippen said: "In the past he has asked for bail conditions to be imposed.

"In this way he can wave a bail form to avoid getting into trouble and still retain his street cred."

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