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Padiham dad becomes fifth family member to get ASBO
A FATHER has become the fifth member of his family to rack up an ASBO because of his appalling behaviour.
Neighbours’ complaints forced Stuart Murgatroyd and Dawn Hughes to be kicked out of their Padiham home two years ago after a string of loud parties and fighting in the street.
And now Murgatroyd, 41 and four of their 10 children, who have moved to Wickworth Street, Nelson, have either been given full or interim ASBOs, after terrorising people in both Burnley and Pendle.
Identical twin brothers Reece and Dillon Murgatroyd, aged 13, have already been placed under two-year ASBOs by Reedley magistrates because of their behaviour between New Year’s Day and July 5.
JPs have told them they must not cause ‘harassment, alarm or distress’, including abusive and threatening language, swearing or hand gestures, across both boroughs.
The pair have also been ordered not to maliciously throw objects at anyone, vehicle or property, over the same period.
Interim ASBOs have also been secured by Lancashire Police against their sisters Chloe and Demi Murgatroyd, aged 14 and 15 respectively.
The pair will discover on September 24 whether full ASBOs will be made.
Just a week later their father Stuart appeared before the same court and an interim ASBO was also made. He will be in court again on September 19.
He has been warned that until then he must not be in possession of any open container of alcohol or be drunk in a public place with the Burnley Borough and Pendle Council areas.
Insp Andy Cartwright, of Pendle Police, said: “This action has been taken as a result of repeated complaints from members of the public.
“Both the police and other agencies have tried to work with the family and we have applied for these orders as a last resort.
“ASBOs are designed to put restrictions on a person so that they can assess the way they behave and hopefully make a few changes for the better.
“We hope these orders will provide a more long term solution by putting certain boundaries in place whilst agencies continue to support them in the family home.”
The twin brothers have also been named in other ASBO cases in Burnley as potential troublemakers.
In May 2011, when Liam Barnes was banned from the town centre for repeated rowdy behaviour he was barred from hanging around with Dillon and Reece Murgatroyd.
Their father’s previous ASBO, imposed when he kicked out of his home in Burnley Road, Padiham, only expired last November, alongside one for his partner Hughes.
People living nearby lodged 125 complaints against the family, which had refused specialist help from intervention experts.