Boy, 15 given a CRASBO

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A 15-year-old boy has been banned from being drunk in Fleetwood by magistrates.

The teenager was given a CRASBO, the criminal version of an ASBO, by Blackpool Youth Court after magistrates heard about his behaviour.

Chrissie Hunt, prosecuting, said that under the terms of the order the youth is banned from two shops in Fleetwood and he must follow a designated route to and from his home.

PC Danny Farrell, a community beat manager in the port, told the court that the youth associated with others who had criminal convictions and was involved when a chip shop window was broken in Shakespeare Road.

He ws also involved in riding a mini motorbike around the port’s streets an into an old lady’s garden, as well as trying to get one of his friends out of the back of a police van after his friend was arrested, and racially abusing a shopkeeper on Chatsworth Avenue, Fleetwood.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said : “There are a number of offences which may be minor in nature but when taken together do cause concern.

“My client will follow the terms of the CRASBO but he may have trouble with the clause banning him from associating with one youth who is his best mate.”

Magistrates were told by the youth’s stepfather that he was educationally bright and had taken 10 GCSEs. He said: “The trouble is alcohol and those he mixes with.”

The other terms of the CRASBO orders the youth does not use foul or threatening language and keep a 7pm to 7am curfew. He must not not associate with a list of named youths. The CRASBO will last for two years while the curfew will last for 10 weeks.