Banning order for abusive Neasden teenager

Youth made the lives of locals a misery

A TEENAGER who abused local workers and terrorised residents through a catalogue of yobbish behaviour and intimidation tactics has been slapped with a three-year long asbo.

Brent Magistrates’ Court heard Johannan Marshall was part of a group of youths who created havoc in and around the Neasden area.

The 17-year-old, who is also from Neasden, is claimed to have ridden his bike into McDonalds in Blackbird Hill where he would swear at staff and throw food around the premises.

Police also received complaints about him verbally abusing betting staff after he was asked to leave and Marshall and his friends threatening youth workers and Police Community Support Officers.

Under the terms of the asbo, which will expires in February 2014, Marshall has been banned from:

• Acting in an abusive or threatening manner towards or in the presence of any police officer, PCSO or member of the public in England and Wales.

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• Entering Press House Youth Club in Press Road, Neasden.

• Approach or engage in conversation with any working at the Press House Youth club.

• Associate with or be in company of more than two out of the 15 known individuals in any public place in Brent.

• Enter any betting shop in Neasden Lane or speak to any of their workers.

Sergeant John Lawrence from Welsh Harp Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: “Johannan Marshall’s behaviour has caused a real feeling of intimidation amongst local residents, and other young people.

“He ignored repeated attempts to dissuade him from acting in an anti social manner and as such we had no choice but to apply for and asbo to protect the local community.

“We hope that this order will send a clear message to those who feel that there are no consequences for people who behave in this way.”