Wembley teen banned from making resident’s lives a misery

Willesden County Court heard 19-year-old carried out anti-social behaviour

A teenage yob has been slapped with an injunction banning him from making his neighbour’s lives a misery.

Reece Carrington, 19, of Creswell House in Hirst Crescent, Wembley, has become the first resident in the neighbourhood to be hauled before the civil courts in a crackdown on yobbish behaviour in the area.

Willesden County Court granted the injunction after hearing evidence from Brent Police and LHA-ASRA housing group about Carrington’s behaviour.

Under the terms of the injunction, which lasts until July 2013, Carrington is banned from threatening violence towards any residents, workers or visitors to Hirst Crescent.

He also prohibited from using foul language or obscenities, behaving in an intimidating way or carrying out any acts of vandalism.

Sgt Mick How, from Preston Safer Neighbourhood team, told the Times officers hoped there will be further injunctions granted against other trouble makers in the area.

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He said: “Over the past year or so we have seen an increase in anti-social behaviour on the Hirst Crescent Estate and this injunction is hopefully the first of several.

“We will seek to restrict the behaviour of individuals who cause misery law-abiding residents.”

Leaflets detailing the injunction with Carrington’s photograph have been distributed to more than 350 homes in and around Hirst Crescent by the SNT.

Sgt How added: “We will identify to residents individuals who need to be forced into line and respect the communities in which they live in.

Carrington faces further court action if he breaches the terms of his injunction.