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27 Jul 2012
Two teenagers have been given Anti-Social Behaviour
Ryan Swindells, 17, and Kingsley
Molyneux, 19, must now adhere to the conditions of the
orders after they were issued during a civil hearing at Warrington
Swindells, of East Avenue, and Molyneux, of Mersey Street, were
after persistent bad behaviour in the town.
This manifested itself over a period of months − predominantly
between March 2011 and May 2012
There are 6 conditions attached to Swindells
and 7 conditions attached
Molyneux − both ASBOs expire in 2 years time.
The conditions prevent both teenagers from doing a number of
things within England and Wales.
- Acting or aiding others to act in an anti-social manner, that
is in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm
or distress, to one or more people of the same household.
- Using foul, abusive, insulting, offensive, threatening,
disorderly or intimidating language in any public place.
- Entering an exclusion zone, which covers Greenwood Community
Centre in Meteor Crescent, Warrington.
- Entering the common areas, sheds, garages or other out building
of any block of flats (including any premises with communal areas)
under the control of Golden Gates Housing Trust.
The ASBOs also restrict the pair from associating with a number
of named people in any place, which the public has access.
Inspector Richard Spedding said:
- Inspector Richard Spedding, Community Safet
The conditions imposed on the two teenagers reflect how
seriously the police, courts and partner agencies take anti-social
behaviour in the Warrington area.
Both Swindells and Molyneux have acted in an anti-social manner,
which has manifested itself in a variety of forms,
including abusive behaviour, harassment
These orders are the result of a lengthy and detailed
investigation carried out by Warrington Central Neighbourhood
Policing Unit and the Warrington Community Safety Team and Golden
Gates Housing Trust.
ASBOs are not applied for as a knee-jerk reaction - they form
part of an ongoing strategy to address the behaviour of
In these two cases a number of agencies worked together to try
to address the behaviour of the pair but in the end we were left
with no option but to apply for the Anti-Social Behaviour
These orders illustrate the benefits of effective
partnership working in tackling problems affecting the
local community. I hope that these orders will send out a strong
message to people who engage in acts of anti-social behaviour, in
that it will not be tolerated and all necessary action will be
taken to bring respite to the communities affected.
As part of the investigation a great deal of information came
from the local community itself and I would like to thank
residents for coming forward.
It is never easy to see such restrictions placed on young
people, however this may be just what is needed to see them get
back on track.
We keep a close eye on people who are made the
to ensure they are effective. The local community is encouraged to
support this work by providing local officers with details of any
anti-social activity in their community.
If you have any information about anti-social behaviour in
Warrington you can contact Cheshire Police on
Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on
0800 555 111.