ASBO threat for troublesome teen

IPSWICH: A teenage tearaway could be banned from the Northgate area for a minimum of two years after persistently causing trouble for residents and shopkeepers.

IPSWICH: A teenage tearaway could be banned from the Northgate area for a minimum of two years after persistently causing trouble for residents and shopkeepers.

Ipswich Borough Council is currently attempting to bring in an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) against the 16-year-old following various incidents in the area.

Although it is believed the full hearing for his case may go before magistrates next year, measures have been taken to try to ensure he does not continue to be a pest in the meantime.

South East Suffolk magistrates have already granted an interim anti-social behaviour order pending the outcome of his case.


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The teenager, who still lives in the town, is facing accusations that between late last year and April of this year he was involved in numerous incidents.

Among the locations where he is said to have committed offences are Forfar Close, Aberdeen Way, Woodbridge Road, the Rushmere Takeaway and Cauldwell Hall Road.

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He is also alleged to have caused problems at the Co-op in Colchester Road, Northgate Sports Centre, Spar in Freehold Road, Northgate High School and shops in Selkirk Road.

The boy is scheduled to appear before Ipswich magistrates for the next hearing of his case on November 23.

However, it is believed the full hearing into the case may still not take place until February 2010.

Although ASBOs are for a minimum of two years, they are reviewed after 12 months for people aged 17 and under.

Should ASBO legislation be employed more readily? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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