ASBO slapped on Grantham teen, 14, after terrorising a neighbourhood

Morgan Halstead has been slapped with an ASBO after terrorising his neighbourhood in Grantham.
Morgan Halstead has been slapped with an ASBO after terrorising his neighbourhood in Grantham.
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A 14-year-old has been given a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order for causing harassment in residential areas and retail outlets over a 15-month period.

Grantham teenager Morgan Halstead received the ban for harassing and intimidating numerous vulnerable members of the public and causing criminal damage at locations across the town.

The order was also given for incidents of throwing missiles at people and property, being rude and abusive to members of the public, and being disruptive and ignoring banning notices from retail and leisure areas.

Businesses regularly witnessed him running amok with his friends, who can’t be named for legal reasons, and causing criminal damage.

Halstead received the two-year order at Grantham Magistrates’ Court on March 5, which stated he must not:

** Enter the area around Costcutters, the Community and Youth Centre on Hornsby Road in Grantham, The Meres Leisure Centre and grounds including the footpath at the rear and access routes on Trent Road, Derwent Road, Dysart Retail Park, Dysart Road, Buckminster Gardens and Kedleston Road.

** Throw objects towards people or property

** Congregate in a public place in Grantham, in a group, with more than two persons unless accompanied by his mother or father.

** Not associate with five named youths in a public place in Grantham.

SKDC’s operations director Ian Yates said: “We are not going to tolerate poor behaviour of this nature in our neighbourhoods.

“We and Lincolnshire Police work in partnership with retailers and members of the public in South Kesteven to gain the evidence against these perpetrators of unacceptable behaviour.

“This young man has been responsible for 15 months of anti-social behaviour on the Earlesfield estate where innocent people have been harassed and intimidated.”

Pc Kay McManus from Lincolnshire Police said: “If anyone sees a breach of these conditions set out by the court, Police should be contacted on the non-emergency number 101.”