TWO teenagers who made life “unbearable” for Burnley Wood residents have been given Anti-Social Behaviour Orders.

The orders were granted against Jack Bradbury, of Higher Tentre Street, and Jamie Gilchrist, of Merton Street, both 16, after a catalogue of incidents in the Burnley Wood area.

In the past year police received a number of complaints from residents in the area relating to incidents of damage, theft, trespassing, drinking alcohol on the street, gangs of youths congregating on the street and intimidating residents and being verbally abusive.

Police said many residents were too afraid to report incidents to the police.

PC Adam Gordon said the duo had caused Burnley Wood residents “untold problems”.

He said: “Jack and Jamie are both persistent trouble makers. Their behaviour was unbearable for the other people living in the Burnley Wood area of the town.

“They have caused local residents untold problems for far too long and I hope these orders will help to restore the quality of life for members of the community.”

The order was granted after the police and Bradbury and Gilchrist agreed on its terms.

It follows months of evidence gathering from officers from the neighbourhood policing team about the duo’s behaviour in the area.

The ASBOs prevent them from entering the Burnley Wood area, from using threatening, abusive or anti-social words or behaviour, from being in possession of alcohol or being drunk in a public place and from being in the company of a number of other named youngsters.

Coun Karen Heseltine, a councillor in Burnley Wood, said the two teenagers were well known in the area for causing trouble and hanging around on the streets.

She said: “The poor residents have to put up with this behaviour so it is good this has been granted for them.

“It is all about the community taking part and taking back their streets.”

PC Gordon said the orders showed the police’s commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour in the town.

He said: “We are committed to making sure Burnley is not blighted by this type of behaviour and will continue to use tactics such as ASBOs to rid local communities of such nuisance.”

Anyone who sees the boys in breach of their ASBO or who has any information about anti social behaviour in their neighbourhood can contact their local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0845 125 3545.