A 16-year-old from South Ockendon, has been given an interim Anti Social Behaviour Order after appearing in Grays Magistrates Court on Friday (September 17th).
The interim order lasts until December 17th, 2010, when a full hearing is due to take place at Grays Court.
Thurrock Council applied for the Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) to protect residents from the teenager’s alleged previous Anti-social Behaviour.
The court order sets out a number of strict conditions which if broken could lead to his arrest, prosecution and a prison term. They include a ban from the Derwent Parade area of South Ockendon and any form of threatening, abusing or intimidating behaviour.
Thurrock Council Portfolio Holder for Crime and Disorder, Councillor Gerard Rice, said: “We know our residents are concerned about Anti-social Behaviour particularly committed by groups of youths. But the truth is that trouble is caused by the minority who ruin the reputation of all other young people. This court action sends a clear message to those in the wrong that their unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated.”
Any incidents of Anti-social Behaviour should be reported to Thurrock Council’s Community Protection Team on 01375 652211 or Essex Police on 0300 333 4444.