Tackling anti-social behaviour in Halewood

Published on: Wednesday, 28-January-2015

Three young people from Halewood have been issued with two year Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates’ Court earlier this month (14 January).

The applications for ASBOs were made by Knowsley Council, on behalf of the Community Safety Partnership, due to complaints of conduct causing, or likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as them.

Reports included the group using foul, abusive or threatening language and congregating in groups.

Carl Francis Masher, aged 16 years, Liam Riley, aged 18 years and Kieran Roberts, aged 17 years are prohibited from:-

  1. Using foul, abusive or threatening language or behaviour towards any person in any place to which the public have access for payment or otherwise;
  2. Associating with, or being in the company of, each other, either separately or collectively, in any public place, or place to which the public have access;
  3. Entering the boundary of any residential property without the consent of the owner or occupier, this includes communal areas within flats;
  4. Not entering or being on the pavement to the front of, the Grenadier Public House, Camberley Drive, Halewood.

In addition to this Carl Masher and Liam Riley are also prohibited from:

  1. riding any pedal cycle or other motorised vehicle/scooter/scrambler without the express consent of the owner, who must be identifiable by him.

A Knowsley Council spokesperson said, “Knowsley Council has worked closely with partners from the Community Safety 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.”

The orders will remain in force until 14 January 2017.  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 or report online at www.knowsley.gov.uk/asb.

The Community Safety Partnership consists of Knowsley Council, Merseyside Police, Merseyside Probation Trust, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Clinical Commissioning Group, Knowsley Housing Trust and Villages Housing.