Published: 04/05/2010 08:00 - Updated: 03/05/2010 17:24

13-year-old is charged with breaching his Asbo

Written byROB SMYTH

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with breaching his anti-social behaviour order.

Aston Turvey, 13 - Asbo bans him from Swadlincote town centreAston Turvey, 13, was handed the order in February after committing a string of offences including shoplifting, assault and criminal damage.

Derbyshire police also took the extraordinary step of handing out leaflets and posters with Turvey’s face splashed across them warning residents and businesses in Swadlincote to be on the look-out for the teenager in case he broke the terms of the order.

Police were called after he was allegedly spotted in Hastings Road, part of the town he was banned from, on April 7.

Turvey has now been charged by officers with breaching his Asbo.

A spokeswoman for Derbyshire police said: “Aston Turvey was allegedly seen in Hastings Road and is due to appear before Southern Derbyshire Youth Court before the end of the month.” The anti-social behaviour order, which runs until November next year, banned the teenager from a defined area of Swadlincote bounded by Newhall Road, John Street, Midland Road, Civic Way, West Street, Alexandra Road, Hastings Road, Coppice Side, Church Street and Midway Road — unless accompanied by an adult.

It also stated that he was prohibited to carry items capable of being used in connection with graffiti or criminal damage, including paint, spray cans, marker pens or cigarette lighters.

He was also banned from acting or encouraging others to act in a manner that was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to people.

And he was told not to congregate in a group or act in a way that could cause others to feel for their personal safety.

At the time he was issued with the Asbo, Sergeant Andy King, community safety officer working with the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership, warned him that if he breached the terms he would be arrested.

He said: “We will encourage him to lead a more positive lifestyle, however, he will be aware of the consequences should he choose to return to his previous ways.

“If Aston breaks his Asbo, he will be arrested and will be taken back before the court.”

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