08 October 2010>
A 16-year-old boy from the Caerphilly county borough is the latest person to receive an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) after a catalogue of anti-social behaviour in and around his community.
Christopher Cook, of Church Road, Gelligaer was given a two year ASBO by Caerphilly Magistrates on Tuesday 5th October after a series of anti-social incidents in the Gelligaer and surrounding areas of Caerphilly county borough.
Christopher displayed frequent abusive, intimidating and nuisance behaviour towards residents and businesses in the area over a period of approximately three years.
Despite numerous interventions as part of the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership's well-established 'four-strikes' process for tackling anti-social behaviour in Caerphilly county borough, his behaviour continued.
Christopher also signed Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC) in February 2009 and November 2009.
The Anti-Social Behaviour Order prevents Christopher Cook, anywhere within the Caerphilly county borough area from:
- Acting in a manner, which causes or is likely to cause nuisance, harassment alarm or distress to any person in the Caerphilly County Borough Council area.
- Swearing at, shouting at or threatening any person.
- Throwing any object at any person, property or vehicle.
- Damaging any property not belonging to him.Apart from his home address, not to enter the gardens of any other property without the express permission of an adult occupier.
- Consuming alcohol in a public place.Being in possession of alcohol in open bottles, can, cups or containers in a public place.
- Driving or riding any mechanically propelled vehicle without appropriate documentation, causing a nuisance or annoyance to persons.
- Not to enter the area marked on the attached map.
Community Safety Manager, Howard Rees said, "I hope the gaining of this order will act as a deterrent to others who feel it is acceptable to behave in an anti-social manner and have a detrimental impact on residents' quality of life. We will not allow the behaviour of a small minority affect the lives of the majority, and will use the powers available to us to ensure that this remains the case".
Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer for Bargoed, PC Claire Young said, "We will continue to work with our partners to prevent anti-social behaviour from negatively affecting the lives of local communities. The introduction of this latest Anti-Social Behaviour Order demonstrates that we will take action against individuals who are found to be taking part in this behaviour".
The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership is a multi-agency organisation, whose statutory bodies are Caerphilly County Borough Council, Gwent Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board, Gwent Police Authority and All Wales Probation Trust. It works to reduce levels of crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and fear of crime in the local area.
Victim Support contact number: 0845 30 30 900.
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