ASBOs issued to six youths from Huyton

Published on: Thursday, 11-December-2014

Six youths from the Page Moss area of Huyton have been issued with two year Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates’ Court on 9 December 2014.

The applications for ASBOs were made by Knowsley Council, on behalf of the Safer Knowsley Partnership, following extensive complaints about the behaviour of the group and the detrimental effect it was having on the local community.

Reports included the group being abusive and threatening to residents and businesses as well as damage to property.

Frazer Brown (aged 15 years), Kyle Clemson (aged 16 years), Paul John Martindale (aged 17 years), Thomas Mulligan (aged 15 years), Deklan Richardson (aged 17 years) and Callum Skelhorn (aged 16 years), all from the Huyton area are:

  • No longer allowed to associate with each other in a public place
  • Not permitted to use foul, abusive or threatening language or behaviour towards any person
  • Prohibited from entering areas of Page Moss
  • Prohibited from entering specific business premises
  • Prohibited from directly contacting named witnessed in the proceedings

A Knowsley Council spokesperson said, “Knowsley Council has worked closely with partners from the Safer Knowsley Partnership to address the concerns of our residents, which were having a negative impact on our communities.  As you can see, we are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour and we have taken robust action.  These orders send out a clear message that anti-social behaviour is unacceptable.”

Huyton Neighbourhood Inspector, George Phillips, added “Together with our partners, Merseyside Police will continue to use all available legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour. The orders made against these individuals underlines our commitment to the communities who were impacted upon by the poor behaviour of those who have been given the orders.  I would ask that the public continue to play their important role in identifying those who behave anti-socially within their communities.”

The orders will remain in force until 8 December 2016.  If the conditions of the ASBO are not adhered to, the group are liable to a term of imprisonment, a fine or both.

Residents in Knowsley can report anti-social behaviour in a number of ways – call the Police on 101, Knowsley’s Anti-Social Behaviour Hotline on 0151 443 2000 or report online at www.knowsley.gov.uk/asb.