Burnley menace, 14, gets ASBO

12:53pm Wednesday 30th June 2010

By Peter Magill

A YOUNG troublemaker from Burnley has been placed under a series of curbs to prevent him from running amok in Rosegrove and Lowerhouse.

Police have secured an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) against Charlie Green, known as Charlie Chipps, to try to control his antics until he is at least 16.

But an attempt to ban him from a wide area of Rosegrove failed during a hearing at Reedley Magistrates Court.

His solicitor David Leach successfully argued that the restriction would be too onerous for the teenager.

Green, 14, of Liverpool Road, has been told by magistrates he must not use threatening or abusive language, which includes making rude gestures.

He has been arrested for no fewer than nine kinds of offences in recent months, and has been warned about throwing items at people.

He has also been banned from hanging out with two named accomplices – and must not approach or intimidate three victims he has tormented previously.

Part of the ASBO also bars him from riding or being carried on a motorbike on any private land in Burnley.

But the court did not uphold another order, set to expire on Sunday, which banned him from going to Anglesey Avenue in Lowerhouse unless he was accompanied by a responsible adult.

The same order had banned him from entering the grounds of Hameldon Community College, Shuttleworth Community College or Lowerhouse Primary School unless taking part in an educational activity.

He was also prevented from attending Kiddrow Lane’s health centre unless he had a pre-booked appointment or it was an emergency.

Inspector Nick Hodgeson said: “Anti-social behaviour is a key concern for local communities and the police, along with partner agencies like Burnley Council, take a very firm stance on it.

“Hopefully this ASBO will help reassure communities.”

If you see Green breaking the terms of his new ASBO call police on 01282 425001.

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