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Merseyside Gain Unique ASBO

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After nearly two years of work, Liverpool city council has secured what it calls a unique anti social behaviour order against a ?racist? teenager.

Liverpool city council has secured a unique anti social behaviour order against a ?racist? teenager. After an under-cover operation dating back to August 1999, the council’s award winning Anti-Social Behaviour Unit was granted its 11th – and most far reaching – order at Liverpool City Magistrates Court against 13-year-old Daniel Franey. The court refused to make an order restricting the identification of the teenager after hearing how he individually, and sometimes in a group, intimidated an entire community in the Kensington area of Liverpool. Franey of Brae Street, Kensington, will be excluded from parts of the neighbourhood for the next two years after being adjudged to have used threatening and racist behaviour to residents; damaged property; assault; intimidation and threatening a local resident with a weapon. Deputy District Judge Andrew Shaw issued the order, which stated that the defendant is: excluded from entering Needham Road, Liverpool; excluded from entering or loitering in the immediate vicinity of the Jalalabad Takeaway Restaurant in 96 Holt Road, Liverpool; prohibited from using or engaging in any abusive, insulting, offensive, threatening or intimidating language or behaviour in any public place in the City of Liverpool; prohibited from threatening or engaging in violence or damage against any person or property within the City of Liverpool; and prohibited from encouraging any other person to engage in any of the acts described in paragraphs three and four above within the City of Liverpool. If Franey breaks any of the above orders within the next two years he will face imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine or both.
What they say
Councillor Richard Kemp, Executive member responsible for Housing and Community Safety, said: ?This is a magnificent victory for the people of Kensington. This order highlights the fact the council and the police are working together in a highly effective way. And it sends out a message that we will never tolerate this type of behaviour. Our Anti-social behaviour unit deserves great praise for their work in bringing this case to court and winning it so rapidly. They are working at full strength and the council has plans to double its size.? Julie Worswick, solicitor for Liverpool city council’s Anti-social Behaviour Unit, said: ?This is the best order we have ever received from any Magistrate in Liverpool. Never before have we had an order which is so explicit that it details exactly what the offender can or cannot do. The fact that there has not been an order to restrict the reporting of the case for someone of this age is a first in Liverpool and is excellent news. The people in Kensington can now be confident that the police have a much easier task in ensuring this order will be enforced.? John Farrell, acting head of Liverpool’s ASBU, said: ”We are extremely pleased with this outcome. This extremely nasty individual has been making people’s lives a misery in the area for a long time. We will not stand by and watch people ruin our communities. I also salute the witnesses who were rightly praised by the Judge for their bravery in giving evidence and helping to ensure this order was granted. The community can now begin to rebuild some peace and order which had been shattered.?

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