ASBO for youth
PUBLISHED: 17:27 11 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:00 06 May 2010
AN under-age driver has been given a two-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by magistrates. It is the second such order to be granted to the Stevenage police community team in the town in the last month. James Revell-Hough, 16, from Durham Road, Stev
AN under-age driver has been given a two-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by magistrates.
It is the second such order to be granted to the Stevenage police community team in the town in the last month.
James Revell-Hough, 16, from Durham Road, Stevenage, was given the ASBO on Friday at the town's youth court.
Under the order the teenager is prohibited from being the driver of any vehicle unless it is lawfully on the road.
Pc Jane Karajan, Stevenage's anti-social behaviour officer, said: "Yet again the courts have been extremely supportive of our applications for ASBOs.
"All applications are a last resort in attempting to curb the behaviour of the individuals involved and I am continually encouraged by the positive attitudes of magistrates in Stevenage.
"James has caused significant trouble in the local area not least by driving vehicles when he is not even old enough to have a driving licence.
"We hope that the introduction of the ASBO will encourage him to change his actions and reduce the risk he is causing to law-abiding road users."
At the youth court, Revell-Hough was convicted of driving while disqualified, taking a vehicle without consent, having no insurance and failing to stop for a police officer.
He was also convicted of attempted burglary and a second count of taking a vehicle without consent. He was given an eight-month detention and training order as well as the ASBO.
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