Sheffield teen hit with ASBO over abuse campaign

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A TEENAGER has been handed an anti-social behaviour order after terrorising his neighbours with a campaign of damage and abuse.

Cory Hackford, aged 15, lives on Stradbroke Road, Sheffield, with his mother Donna and four brothers and sisters.

Over the past three years, he has damaged gardens and fences, as well as thrown stones and bottles at windows.

Neighbours and housing association staff have also been shouted, sworn and spat at by the teenager.

Officers from the police, council and Sheffield Homes had Cory sign an acceptable behaviour contract, and made Donna sign a parenting contract, but the anti-social behaviour continued.

District Judge Sheila Driver granted the ASBO during a hearing at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.

The order included a series of prohibitions, including being outside in a public place between 8pm and 7am.

Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, said: “Lots of work goes on around the city to support families with children who are getting into trouble.

“On this occasion, we have exhausted those options.

“Although this is a last resort, we have to think about the people suffering as a result of this teen’s actions and send out a strong message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.”