Jordan gets an ASBO as court seeks to stamp out trespass, graffiti and threatening behaviour
AN anti-social behaviour order to stamp out graffiti, threatening behaviour, and trespass has been granted against a 16-year-old boy.Jordan Coleby, of Lawns Crescent, Little Downham, near Welney, appeared at East Cambs Magistrates Court on December 10. T
AN anti-social behaviour order to stamp out graffiti, threatening behaviour, and trespass has been granted against a 16-year-old boy.
Jordan Coleby, of Lawns Crescent, Little Downham, near Welney, appeared at East Cambs Magistrates Court on December 10. The ASBO lasts two years, aimed at preventing Coleby from:
Trespassing - going into other people's property without permission
Carrying any cans or tins of paint or marker pens which could be used for graffiti in public
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Engaging in any behaviour which damages other people's property
Engaging in any behaviour which causes nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to others; or is threatening, abusive or insulting to others, in Little Downham or Littleport
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Brian Tully, ASB Co-ordinator for East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership, said: "ASBOs are designed to be preventative, not punitive.
"All we want is to bring an end to the episodes of anti social behaviour for which Jordan Coleby has been responsible, which have disrupted life for some of the vast majority of law-abiding people in the community.
"The restrictions imposed by the court are intended to provide protection to people who should be able to live normally without the unpleasantness of encountering, or being the victims of, anti social behaviour.
"I hope Jordan will respond positively to the order, and see it as a turning point in his life. The consequence of failing to comply can be serious.
"Breach of an ASBO is a criminal offence, and can result in a significant financial penalty, or imprisonment."
The Order was welcomed by Coun Fred Brown, who said: "In my multiple roles as Leader of East Cambs District Council, District and Parish Councillor for Littleport, and Chairman of the Littleport Neighbourhood Panel, I am absolutely committed to tackling this sort of anti social behaviour which can bring such misery to residents.
"ASB in Littleport has been identified as a policing priority at successive neighbourhood panel meetings. We will support enforcement action such as this ASBO when it is appropriate.
"I hope it will make a significant contribution to improving the environment in our neighbourhood, and will send out a clear message to offenders."
Any breach of the orders should be reported to police on 0345 456 456 4.