Teenager James Watson banned from Collingwood Estate
1:51pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 in Top Stories
A teenager has been banned from entering an estate after causing trouble there for 18 months.
James Watson, 18, of YMCA, The Broadway, Wimbledon, received a three-year ASBO banning him from the Collingwood Estate when he appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court on Friday, August 17.
He was found to be one of a number of teenagers involved in drugs activities and disorder, including shouting and swearing, both inside and outside properties on the estate.
At the court Watson had pleaded guilty to cannabis and theft, and fined a total of £180 with a one day prison sentence - to be taken as time already served in custody.
The court found that Watson’s behaviour had caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm of distress - and that the ASBO, which will run until August 16, 2015, was necessary to protect local residents.
The ASBO was put together by the Sutton Council funded Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, based at Sutton Police Station, and has followed increased police patrols on the estate at the request of residents.
Town Centre Inspector Richard Hall said: "Anyone who commits ASB or becomes involved in criminal activities on the estate will be dealt with. Local residents have a right to live in peace without being intimidated. We will not tolerate such behaviour from a small minority of young people determined to cause trouble."