ANTI-SOCIAL Behaviour Orders have been slapped on two teenage Nantwich brothers who have been involved in a string of nuisance incidents in Nantwich town centre.
The orders were served on Michael Crosbie, 16, and his 15-year-old brother Adam, of Meeanee Drive.
Sergeant Brian Hughes, from the Crewe and Nantwich Police crime and disorder unit, said: 'These orders will last for two years and make it a criminal offence for the Crosbies to carry on behaving in the way they have up to now.
'They must now understand that the police and their local community will not tolerate criminality and anti-social behaviour.
'I hope they both get the message. If not they will find themselves back before the courts very quickly.
'It should also serve as a warning to anybody else who commits crime or anti-social behaviour in Crewe and Nantwich that behaviour of this nature will not be tolerated by the residents or the police.'
The terms of the order on the two Crosbie brothers state: They must not associate with named individuals.
They are prohibited from acting, inciting or encouraging others to act in an anti-social manner.
They must not enter or go within 50 yards of the Coral Reef Chip Shop in Pillory Street, Nantwich.
They are prohibited from possessing alcohol in any public place.
Local residents, shopkeepers and publicans have been alerted to contact the police if they see the brothers contravening any of the conditions.
The orders were imposed on them by South Cheshire Magistrates following an application by the police.
Nantwich Town Council chairman Penny Butterill said: 'I welcome this move, not because I know of these two boys individually but because it demonstrates to the public of Nantwich that the police are willing to take a hard line with young offenders.
'For too long we have heard complaints by local people about anti-social behaviour on our streets, and reports of people, and in particular the elderly, being afraid to go out at night.
'Hopefully, this action will allay their fears and I hope that further strong action is taken by the police if the need arises.'
The police are asking anyone who wishes to report any breaches of the orders to phone them on 01270 500222 or 01244 615368.