WISBECH: 18 year-old teenager has two year ASBO slapped on her by Fenland magistrates

PUBLISHED: 18:26 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

AN 18 year-old teenage girl is banned from much of Wisbech town centre as part of an ASBO slapped on her by magistrates today. Volent Wisbech teenager Elizabeth Manning was also banned from congregating with others, and drinking alcohol in public places T

AN 18 year-old teenage girl is banned from much of Wisbech town centre as part of an ASBO slapped on her by magistrates today.

Volent Wisbech teenager Elizabeth Manning was also banned from congregating with others, and drinking alcohol in public places

The two year order was imposed after Fenland magistrates heard about her aggressive behaviour in the town as she committed a catalogue of offences.

Manning - who has previous convictions for assaulting a police officer, smashing a shop window and using threatening behaviour - accepted the order without any contest.

Applying for the anti-social behaviour order on behalf of Cambridgeshire police, Andrew Logan said the 18-year-old had acted in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, her most recent arrest being on August 11 as a result of a public order incident.

The teenager, of Southwell Road, has a number of previous convictions, Fenland magistrates were told.

On May 20 she was given a two-month suspended prison sentence, after admitting that she smashed a £1,500 window at Woolworths in Wisbech on April 3, she used threatening behaviour in Walsoken on March 28, and breached an earlier conditional discharge.

In February Manning admitted assaulting a female police officer and using disorderly behaviour. During that incident, officers were called to the QD store in Wisbech, where Manning was found shouting and swearing, and punching the pillars outside the Market Place premises.

Solicitor John Clarke said Manning was planning to move out of the area, to live with a relative in Nottingham. She was concerned about the terms of her ASBO, but would accept it.

The ASBO prohibits Manning from:

*Engaging in conduct which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress, or would incite or encourage others to do so.

*Engaging in behaviour likely to be threatening, abusive or insulting to others, or would incite or encourage others to do so.

*Drinking alcohol in a public place, or being found drunk or under the influence of prohibited substances in a public place.

*Congregating in a group of three or more people, including herself, in a street or public place in the open area, in Fenland district.

*Being in the centre of Wisbech (an area defined on a map) between 10pm and 6am.


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