Teenager becomes first under-16 to receive an Asbo

A 14-year-old boy has become the first person in Scotland aged
under-16 to receive an antisocial behaviour order this week –
almost a year after the legislation to enable this to happen was
introduced, writes Amy Taylor.
The teenager from Renfrewshire, who cannot be named for legal
reasons, received the interim Asbo at Paisley Sheriff Court for
causing trouble in his community.

The order, which was sought by Renfrewshire Council, bans the
boy from assaulting others, using threatening words or actions and
damaging other people’s property. It also outlaws him from
entering certain parts of Renfrewshire.

Councils in Scotland were given the powers to issue antisocial
behaviour orders against under 16s last October.

The order is an interim measure that takes effect immediately
until a full hearing is scheduled.

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