Teenager jailed after breaching ASBO

A TEENAGER who plagued Ipswich as a one-man crime wave is back behind bars after breaking an order banning him from parts of the town.Ryan Burroughs, of Sirdar Road, off Bramford Road, Ipswich, was jailed for 16 weeks and handed an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) barring him from entering south west Ipswich after he admitting a string of offences in September.

A TEENAGER who plagued Ipswich as a one-man crime wave is back behind bars after breaking an order banning him from parts of the town.

Ryan Burroughs, of Sirdar Road, off Bramford Road, Ipswich, was jailed for 16 weeks and handed an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) barring him from entering south west Ipswich after he admitting a string of offences in September.

But he proved unable to stick to the rules imposed by the court designed to stop him committing even more crimes, and was spotted in south west Ipswich on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

So now the trouble-maker has been caged for a further nine months for the two breaches of the ASBO and one offence of theft.


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During the September hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court Burroughs, 19, admitted two counts of assault, stealing a mobile phone, travelling in a vehicle which had been taken without consent, burglary of shed, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

He also asked for six other offences to be taken into consideration.

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When he appeared at the court in Elm Street, Ipswich, again last Friday he confessed to the two breaches of the ASBO and one count of theft from a vehicle.

Burroughs was seen in Kelly Road, in Ipswich's Triangle Estate, on Christmas Eve and then in the Earl Kitchener in Hadleigh Road on New Year's Eve.

On January 10 he stole a digital camera from a car, but told police officers he could not remember where the car had been parked.

He was sentenced to four months in prison of each of the breaches and one month for the theft, all to run consecutively.

A previous community order given to Burroughs was also revoked and he was sentenced to two months in prison to run concurrently in its place.

Andy Solomon, anti-social behaviour network manager for Ipswich council, said: “I think the sentence imposed upon Ryan Burroughs by the court demonstrates that people who persistently commit crimes and breach their anti-social behaviour orders are dealt with seriously by the judiciary.

“And the imprisonment of this young man should act as a warning to other people who are the recipients of such an order that if they fail to comply with it a custodial sentence is the likely option.”

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