TWO tearaway schoolgirls with more than 30 criminal convictions between them have been warned they could have ASBOs slapped on them next week.
The 14-year-olds, both from Northwich, appeared at Vale Royal Youth Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to theft and threatening behaviour after targeting a pensioner’s home on Runcorn Road, Barnton, on April 15 and May 9.
Derek MacDonald, defending, told the bench the majority of the pair’s offending over the last 18 months has occurred when they are together, and is often fuelled by alcohol.
“It’s a bit of a déjà-vu scenario,” he said. “They’re both familiar faces in this court. There have been various offences where both of them have been involved.”
Magistrates imposed two-month 7pm-7am curfews on the pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, for their latest offences, but warned they could be banned from seeing each other if a two-year ASBO is imposed after a hearing next Wednesday, July 30.
Three conditions which could be implemented are banning the pair from associating with each other in public, not allowing them to leave their homes after 10pm, and prohibiting them from carrying alcohol in any public place.
Chairman of the bench, John Meredith, said: “Your misbehaving has gone too far and we’re going to do something about it.”