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Two year ABSO for teen who targeted Tilbury station security guard

Date posted: 28-06-2012

A TILBURY teenager has been banned from entering Tilbury rail station for the next two years after he carried out a series of anti-social offences.

Kane Kennedy, 17, of Gainsborough Avenue, Tilbury, was given a two-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) at Basildon Youth Court on Tuesday, 12 June following a British Transport Police (BTP) investigation.

The court heard how, over a three month period from October to December 2011, Kennedy continued to act anti-socially at the station and on many occasions hurled abuse at one of the security guards.

Kennedy was given a two year ASBO banning him from Tilbury rail station and all c2c property in the surrounding area, including the ticket office and car park.

PC Simon Livsey, investigating officer for BTP, said: “Kennedy’s actions were far from bullying, they were attacks that left the guard fearing for his own safety on many occasions.

“Thanks to the banning order, Kennedy is now banned from entering Tilbury station and the surrounding area.

“British Transport Police takes a strong stance on stamping out anti-social behaviour and we will continue to seek the highest sanctions for anyone who harasses members of rail staff of any kind.”

Iain Palmer, c2c’s Revenue and Security Manager, said: “Our staff are there to help and assist our customers, but they do not deserve, nor do we tolerate, our staff receiving abuse. We are therefore pleased to hear the outcome of this case and will continue to support the BTP in seeking prosecutions against anyone intent on committing offences on the railway.”

Anti-social behaviour at stations and across the rail network can be reported to British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40.

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