Criminal Behaviour Order issued to Basildon teenager
A teenager from Basildon has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after months of causing problems in the town centre.
A 17-year-old boy from Basildon, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was made subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, January 8 after Basildon Community Policing Team worked with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to secure the order.
The juvenile was arrested a number of times throughout 2018 for anti-social behaviour, drug-related offences and assault. After these arrests, he was issued with a Community Protection Warning which prevented him from entering Basildon town centre and the surrounding area.
The 17-year-old breached this order on Monday, November 26 and was subsequently issued with a Community Protection Notice which he went on to break four times across a two day period in December 2018.
He was arrested on Tuesday, December 4 and taken to Basildon Magistrates’ Court the following day where his case was adjourned until Tuesday, January 8 where he was made subject to the CBO.
The Criminal Behaviour Order prevents the teenager from entering Basildon town centre and surrounding areas as detailed by the below map (excluding appointments with any public or professional bodies made in advance).
CBOs are given to those that cause disorder or nuisance issues and are granted by the CPS to help officers enforce order and protect the community.
PC Murray Weir, from Basildon Community Policing Team, said: “This teenager has been causing an issue in the town centre for a number of months with multiple police resources and time being spent dealing with his difficult and criminal behaviour.
“Working with the Crown Prosecution Service to secure this Criminal Behaviour Order will help us enforce his behaviour, stop harm and disruption to the local community and allow us to spend time dealing with those that need our help.
“We urge anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour to contact us via 101 on extension 380290 or email [email protected].”