A Spalding youth has received the first Lincolnshire ASB Injunction after making life a misery for residents on numerous occasions.
The youth had been known to police for a number of years in relation to incidents of criminal damage, ASB and assault and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team had made him the subject of an Acceptable Behaviour Contract last year.
However the decision to grant a Lincolnshire ASB injunction, was made after his contract was breached on numerous occasions.
Beat manager PC Craig Lockton said: “The activities of this youth had clearly not only impacted on the agencies that have been involved, but also the local residents.
“This was not an acceptable situation and there was a necessity for appropriate action to be taken to ensure that those living within the community were not further impacted upon by the actions of this individual.”
Statements were obtained from residents who had been affected by this youth’s behaviour and an application was made for the Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction, first introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act in 2014.
The activities of this youth had clearly not only impacted on the agencies that have been involved, but also the local residentsBeat manager PC Craig Lockton
The statements detailed what the local residents had suffered, including verbal abuse, stones being thrown at their homes and footballs kicked at cars. This behaviour had left people distressed, upset and frustrated.
Having consulted with agencies involved with the youth and obtained their positive views on the application, it was also decided that Positive Requirements would form part of the injunction.
PC Lockton said: “This would require the individual to do something that we believe would assist in preventing further ASB. Various criteria have been identified and will now form part of the injunction.
“This individual has been prohibited from intimidating, or causing harassment, alarm or distress to any resident or persons present in the defined locality. The injunction has been made for a 12-month period and has a power of arrest attached.”