A NUISANCE youth has been made the subject of Ellesmere Port's first Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).
On Thursday Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston magistrates granted the order against the 16-year-old youth who cannot be named for legal reasons.
It means he must stay out of trouble for two years or face further court action.
Police say they have been collecting evidence against him since December 2002 and in court it was claimed:
* On December 18, 2002, threw missiles at police officers and their vehicles on Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port.
* On the same date, verbally abused police officers in Sutton Way.
* On January 21, 2003, stole 12 cans of Fosters lager from the Kwik Save store in Little Sutton.
* On February 17, 2003, verbally abused, threatened to kill and spat at a member of staff in the Spar shop in Thelwall Road, Ellesmere Port.
* On the same date verbally abused and threatened a woman
* On March 18, 2003, escaped from lawful custody
* On the same date, resisted a police constable in the execution of his duty.
The official court finding was that 'the defendant had acted in an anti-social manner which was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as himself'.
The ASBO bans him from associating with various youths, damaging property intentionally or recklessly, starting fires, threatening or harassing people, using abusive, insulting words or behaviour, or inciting others to use it.
He was also banned from drinking alcohol in public, with the exception of him legally drinking in a pub when he turns 18.
The youth must also refrain from loitering in a group and using threatening behaviour.
And he must not enter or go within 25m of Kwik Save in Chester Road, Little Sutton, Somerfield in Old Chester Road, Great Sutton, the Spar in Thelwall Road, Ellesmere Port or the Sutton Way pub or its car park.
Speaking afterwards, Inspector Adele Jones of Ellesmere Port police, said: 'We welcome this ASBO. This is the first one applied for in Ellesmere Port and it gives the community the message that we take the youth nuisance problem seriously.
'I am sure this is only the first of many such orders.'