Nuisance teenager banned from school

A TEENAGER has been banned from entering a Felixstowe school after complaints about his anti-social behaviour.The 16-year-old boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was given a two-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by a district judge at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court after calls from Suffolk Coastal council and police to extend and confirm an interim order issued last month.

By Richard Cornwell

A TEENAGER has been banned from entering a Felixstowe school after complaints about his anti-social behaviour.

The 16-year-old boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was given a two-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by a district judge at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court after calls from Suffolk Coastal council and police to extend and confirm an interim order issued last month.

The ASBO bans the youth from entering Orwell High School and Maidstone Road in Felixstowe, and from committing, or encouraging others to commit, anti-social acts.

“The police and the council have found this youth to have been at the heart of some serious incidents in and around Orwell High School,” said council cabinet member Sherrie Green, chairman of the Suffolk Coastal Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.

“I am pleased that the courts backed our joint request for an interim ASBO and on hearing the evidence agreed that it should be confirmed.

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“This youth now knows that for the next two years he will be firmly under the spotlight, and the consequences could be severe if he is found to have broken the conditions of the ASBO laid down by the court.

“Suffolk Coastal is committed to working with the police to tackle all aspects of crime and disorder in this district.

“The council's anti-social behaviour officer and the police are ready to use ASBOs to help those parts of the community blighted by the uncivilised actions of a few individuals.”

Anyone who would like to report a problem of anti-social behaviour should first report it to the police, dialling 999 if it is a serious incident.

If there has been a pattern or regular problems with anti-social behaviour then people in the Suffolk Coastal area should call Kate Rookyard, anti-social behaviour officer on 01394 444322 or by e-mail to kate.rookyard@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk

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