22 January 2009
A 15-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 (ASB) in and around his community.
Keane Williams, of Derlwyn Street, Phillipstown was given a two year ASBO by Abertillery magistrates this week, after a series of nuisance and anti-social incidents in the Phillipstown area of the Caerphilly county borough.
Keane displayed aggressive and threatening behaviour and used offensive language towards residents and officers in the Phillipstown area over a period of 4 years.
Despite numerous interventions as part of the well-established Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership "4 Strikes" process for tackling ASB in the Caerphilly county borough, which included the signing of 2 Acceptable Behaviour Contracts along with individual and parenting support, his anti-social behaviour continued.
As a result of a recent incident at Rhymney Comprehensive School, 800 pupils had to be evacuated after the fire alarm was set off by Keane.
The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership take an extremely tough stance on anti social behaviour in the county borough, and have a well developed and implemented "four strikes" process in place to enforce measures against anti-social behaviour.
The ASBO prohibits Keane Williams, anywhere within the Caerphilly county borough from:
- Acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to any person in the Caerphilly county borough area.
- Swearing at, shouting at or threatening any person.
- Being involved in activities or behaviour that results in damage being caused to any property not belonging to him.
- Throwing any object at any person, property or vehicle.
- Entering Rhymney Comprehensive School buildings.
Community Safety Manager, Howard Rees said, "We take an extremely tough stance on anti-social behaviour in the Caerphilly county borough. We are adamant that a very small minority of people will not cause nuisance and disturbance to our local residents, and we are not afraid of taking tough action to ensure that this remains the case.
We currently have 24 "live" Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, which clearly illustrates our stance on combating anti social behaviour in our communities. I sincerely hope that this tough action will be a warning to others that their behaviour will not be tolerated."
Victim Support contact number: 0845 30 30 900
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