Kettering criminal, 14, banned from town centre

Magistrates have taken the unusual step of banning a child criminal from Kettering's town centre.

Sunday, 17th November 2019, 6:00 am
Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.

The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was slapped with a criminal behaviour order at a youth court sitting last week after pleading guilty to assault.

The assault, which happened in March, came just a month after he carried out another assault.

He was originally given a youth rehabilitation order but magistrates sitting in Wellingborough revoked the sentence to give him a more stringent punishment.

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The order, which lasts for two years, bans him from using any threatening, insulting, abusive, intimidating language, words or behaviour.

The child has also been banned from entering High Street, Silver Street, Gold Street, Sheep Street, Market Place and Horsemarket unless he is with a responsible adult over the age of 18.

Breaching a criminal behaviour order is itself a criminal offence.

The youth must also take part in rehabilitation activities for 90 days.