ASBO youth in court

A TEENAGER who breached his ASBO by swearing at a man, and frightened two young girls by setting fire to a newspaper, has been given a six-month supervision order. The 16-year-old Baldock boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given the combined

A TEENAGER who breached his ASBO by swearing at a man, and frightened two young girls by setting fire to a newspaper, has been given a six-month supervision order.

The 16-year-old Baldock boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given the combined sentence this week for two separate offences.

He was found guilty of breaching his ASBO after he swore at a Baldock man last July. Part of the order forbids him from causing harm or distress to residents in two Baldock roads.

The youngster was convicted of arson after setting light to a newspaper in a trolley belonging to two teenage delivery girls last August 2006 and swearing at a lady who then came out to help.


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Speaking in court, the boy's father said: "He's just a young man who's trying to enjoy his youth.

"He gets carried away now and then."

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The youngster will appear again before magistrates as an application has been made to vary his ASBO.

Until then he has been bailed on the condition that he does not enter Nightingale Way, Baldock.

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