Tearaway teen is given ASBO

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A teenage boy who has plagued two Lancashire villages with rowdy behaviour has been handed an ASBO by a court.

Teenage tearaway Corey Gould, 13, was handed the Anti Social Behaviour Order, with a night time curfew, which prevents him from acting in an anti-social manner.

It also stops him from being outdoors in a public place within the borough of Fylde between 9pm and 7am.

Gould, of Tudor Drive, Freckleton, has terrorised Freckleton and Kirkham residents with his rowdy behaviour, according to police.

The ASBO, which was handed down by Blackpool Magistrates’ Court, will run for two years, with the nighttime curfew element of the order running for one year.

PC Andrew Scarisbrick, community beat manager for Freckleton, said: “Corey has been responsible for rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour in the Lower Lane, Freckleton and Kirkham areas over a period of time.

“The police thought it necessary to apply for an anti-social behaviour order to protect the community and are pleased with the result.

“It is hoped that the outcome not only offers reassurance to the public, but sends out a strong message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.”

If Gould breaches the terms of his ASBO he could land himself back before the courts.

According to official figures, between 2000 and 2009, 633 ASBOs were handed out in the county.

And 233 of those were given to teenagers under the age of 17.