Blackburn estates ban and curfew for ‘terror’

RESTRICTED Jess Volkert who has been released from prison

RESTRICTED Jess Volkert who has been released from prison

First published in Blackburn Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

A MAN accused of terrorising a Blackburn estate has been banned from entering it.

Jess Volkert, whose notorious antics were exposed to the nation by Panarama and the documentary Trouble on the Estate has now been barred from entering Shadsworth, the Delph Estate and the majority of the Queens Park area.

The 20-year-old who was released from prison on Monday, has been made the subject of an interim Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) after making life difficult for dozens of residents.

Apart from travelling directly to and from his home in Arran Avenue via the Arran Trail, Volkert must now remain at home between the hours of 6pm and 6am.

The interim ASBO is valid until March 1, when officers will apply for a full two year ASBO with the same conditions.

A Lancashire police spokesman said: “ASBO’s are just one tactic we use to tackle the concerns of anti-social behaviour highlighted by members of the community.

“This application reinforces the message that anti-social behaviour will not be endured in this area and that tackling the issue is a priority.

“All breaches of this order will be dealt with robustly.”

Volkert is also prohibited from being drunk in a public place and acting or inciting others to act anti-socially in the entire of the Blackburn with Darwen borough.

Officers are urging residents in Shadsworth and the Queens Park area to report Volkert if they see him breaching the order.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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