A TEENAGE yob who made the lives of people living and working in Crewe a misery has been banned from parts of the town for two years.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been committing a string of anti-social behaviour since 2011, including trespassing and criminal damage.

The issue came to a head over the last year with numerous incidents reported around the Queens Street, Henry Street, Middlewich Street and Sir William Stanier Community High School and leisure complex in Crewe.

At Crewe Magistrates Court on February 8, 2017, the teenager was issued with the Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

The order prevents him from entering areas including Sir William Stanier School, and Leisure Centre (unless for educational reason in school hours) Coronation Street, Newfield Drive, Spring Gardens, Ridge way Street, Henry Street and parts of Middlewich Street and Queen Street unless given express permission by police to do so or he is in the company of his guardians.

He is also prohibited from, using language, or do anything to people, or in front of people that would cause them to be threatened or intimidated; throw stones; trespass on anyone’s property without their permission, including sitting on walls, running in and out of the front area or garden of properties or climbing on a roof.

He is also prohibited from associating with named people.

Insp Kate Woods, who leads on partnership working for Crewe Local Policing Unit, added: “This action has come about as a result of persistent offending which was causing distress to residents and businesses by this particular individual.

“I hope this sends a strong message that we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in our towns and, working closely with our partners, we will take robust action against those who persistently cause a misery to those who visit, work or live in Crewe.”

The police action and successful application for the Criminal Behaviour Order is part of an ongoing joint initiative between police and Cheshire East Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team to tackle anti-social behaviour committed by young people.

Cllr Paul Bates, cabinet member for communities and health said: “His behaviour impacted on members of the public.

“I hope this Criminal Behaviour Order will give him the boundaries he needs to improve his behaviour.”