A PERSISTENT teenage trouble- maker from Northwich, who has breached his ASBO five times in less than a year, has been jailed.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for four months at Vale Royal’s Youth Court last Wednesday.
The court heard the boy, who escaped a custodial sentence in January for offences of affray and carrying a bladed weapon, stole £67.50 worth of food from Weaverham Community Centre on May 13.
He initially denied the offence but then admitted it was him on the day scheduled for his trial.
The teenager later admitted breaching his three-year ASBO for the fifth time since it was imposed in November 2007.
The affray and possession of a weapon offences occurred at Vickersway Park, Northwich, on August 21, when the boy, then 16, threatened a group of terrified schoolchildren with a 12in meat cleaver, snarling “at least one of you is going to get it”.
Instead of locking him up then, magistrates imposed a 12-month supervision order.
Their patience finally ran out last week when the fresh charges were admitted.
Insp Pete Minghella, head of Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “We’re pleased with the result. This individual has caused problems not only in his own community but also further afield.
“He has not heeded the warnings despite various interventions.”