AN 11-year-old Kidderminster boy has been given a two-year Criminal Anti Social Behaviour Order (CRASBO) for causing “misery” to residents in the Horsefair and regularly misbehaving in the town centre.
The CRASBO was granted by Kidderminster Youth Court following an application by police who presented a statement based on more than 50 incidents involving the boy which have been reported since January 2011.
The court was told the youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had thrown stones at and kicked taxis and other vehicles, spat at and abused members of the public, disrupted activities in public buildings – on one occasion teasing people with learning difficulties.
He had also climbed on to the roofs of buildings, bullied and attacked other youngsters, ridden his bike the wrong way on roads and threatened to shoot someone with a BB gun.
The CRASBO stops him from using threatening, abusive or insulting words of behaviour, or disorderly behaviour in a public place.
He also cannot climb on the roof of any building or associate with another named boy in any public place apart from educational purposes.
The CRASBO was granted after he appeared at the youth court on Wednesday last week (January 23).
He was convicted of assaulting a police officer and a public order offence committed on the same occasion at his home on July 28.
He denied those offences but previously admitted a further charge of criminally damaging a car which he kicked during an altercation in Radford Avenue on June 4 last year.
He was given a 12-month intensive referral order incorporating anger management and victim awareness sessions along with a number of other conditions including a three-month curfew.
He will also be put on a placement to help people with learning difficulties as part of the order. A six-month parenting order was also made against the boy’s mother.
Wyre Forest District Inspector Paul Crowley said: “This boy’s appalling behaviour has been a cause of misery for people living in the Horsefair area and those using facilities such as St George’s Park. He has also regularly caused problems in Kidderminster town centre and has been responsible for many complaints to the police.”