Teenager given ASBO banning him from drinking alcohol in St Albans

Teenager given ASBO banning him from drinking alcohol in St Albans

Teenager given ASBO banning him from drinking alcohol in St Albans

First published in News St Albans & Harpenden Review: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A 19-year-old has been handed an anti-social behavior order (ASBO) preventing him from either drinking alcohol, or being drunk, in St Albans city centre.

Tyler Kirk was given the notice by St Albans Magistrates Court on July 8 following an application by St Albans District Council, in partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary.

The order lasts five years and prevents Mr Kirk from:

• Consuming alcohol or being drunk in the Designated Public Place (DPP) in the centre of St Albans.
• Having an unsealed container of alcohol in the DPP, save for in a licensed premises.
• Using or threatening the use of violence towards anyone in the DPP area or anyone residing in England and Wales.
• Engaging in acts of anti-social behaviour that are likely to cause harassment or alarm in the DPP area or towards anyone residing in England and Wales.
• Engaging in acts of disorder and using abusive or threatening language to anyone in the DPP area or towards anyone residing in England and Wales.

Mr Kirk, who is currently in prison, has also been ordered not to enter Gorham Drive, St Albans for two years.

The ASBO was given after Mr Kirk committed a number of acts of anti-social behaviour in the city centre.

St Albans Neighbourhood Police Inspector Adam Such said: "ASBOs are a very useful tool to help deal with serious cases of anti-social behaviour that affect the quality of life of others. If he breaches this order swift positive action will be taken to place him before the court once again."

Councillor Beric Read, portfolio holder for community engagement and localism at the council, added: "The council will take action to prevent people from committing acts of anti-social behaviour in the district by seeking an ASBO.

"We are aware that there are often underlying factors contributing to people’s anti-social behaviour, for example, alcohol and drug abuse. We work to ensure that people are put in touch with relevant support services that can help them."

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