ASBO appeal thrown out by judge

TEEN terror Ryan Wade will remain on the anti social behaviour list for five years - after a judge today threw out his appeal.Wade, 18, of Byron Road, Ipswich, was sentenced to the long-term ASBO after admitting a theft at an Ipswich Co-op in January.

TEEN terror Ryan Wade will remain on the anti social behaviour list for five years - after a judge today threw out his appeal.

Wade, 18, of Byron Road, Ipswich, was sentenced to the long-term ASBO after admitting a theft at an Ipswich Co-op in January.

The shop in Meredith Road was a store the young thug had targeted many times during his six-year crime spree on the Whitton estate.

Speaking after the case, West Ipswich Inspector Darrin Tomkins was delighted at the decision, and vowed to pursue more yobs across the town.


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He said: "I'm very pleased. It shows how the Co-op and the police are working together to reduce anti-social behaviour which is a government and a local priority.

"Together with the anti-social behaviour co-ordinator and my peers in East and Central Ipswich we intend to pursue further orders as and when the opportunity arises.

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"Let there be no doubt in the minds of those whose anti-social behaviour brings misery to others that they will be pursued."

Peter Gair, for the Crown Prosecution Service, read out a catalogue of Wade's past offences at Ipswich Crown Court.

But Charles Riddlestone, for Wade, argued that his client's behaviour had improved over recent months. He said the simple theft for which Wade was convicted did not fall under the government's anti social behaviour legislation, and that the sentence was too severe.

But Judge John Devaux, sitting with two magistrates, said he was entirely satisfied with the appropriateness of the sentence.

He said it was clear to him that theft was an anti social offence, and that the order would prevent Wade targeting his local Co-op in the future.

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