A Criminal Antisocial Behaviour Order, (CRASBO) issued by
a Herefordshire court this year appears to be having a beneficial
effect on one Ross teenager.
17th June 2008, police were successful in obtaining a CRASBO
on 16 year old Brett Parker, of Springfield Road, Ross,
following his commission of several disorder offences in
and around the South Herefordshire town. The conditions
imposed on him by the 2 year order prohibited him from:
· entering Ross town centre (the official 'no-drinking in
public zone') between 6pm and 6am unless directly supervised
by his mother or with the prior permission of West Mercia
· not to use threatening words or behaviour to anyone likely
to be caused alarm, harassment or distress
· not to throw objects, missiles or debris at anyone, cause
damage or injure anyone or encourage anyone else to do so
· not to consume or be in possession of alcohol in a public
since that time, his turn around has been described as remarkable
by police. PC Mark Murphy, Ross Town's Local Policing Officer,
said, 'I have been very impressed with the change in Brett's
behaviour since the CRASBO came into place. He has been
very well behaved and, with our assistance, has been able
to take local youngsters to nearby tennis courts to undertake
sports activities with them.
CRASBO has had a most beneficial effect on the lad by making
him focus on what he wants out life. These orders are designed
to stop people engaging is such behaviour. In this case,
he has not only stopped but turned a corner. Brett is very
keen on joining the military as soon as possible and now
sees that his former behaviour would have prevented that.'
the CRASBO remains in force until June 2010, police are
hopeful that the order will now be somewhat academic.