Boy who abused neighbours given ASBO as ‘last resort’

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A TEENAGER has been handed an ASBO after terrorising neighbours with a campaign of damage and abuse.

Cory Hackford, aged 15, lives on Stradbroke Road, Sheffield, with his mother Donna and four brothers and sisters.

Over the past three years, he has damaged gardens and fences and thrown stones and bottles at windows.

Neighbours and housing association staff have also been shouted, sworn and spat at by the teenager.

Police, council and Sheffield Homes made Cory sign an acceptable behaviour contract and Donna a parenting contract - but the anti-social behaviour continued.

District Judge Sheila Driver granted the ASBO at a Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing and means Cory cannot be outside in a public place between 8pm and 7am.

Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, said they had exhausted all options aimed at helping the family.

“Although this is a last resort, we have to think about the people suffering as a result of this teen’s actions and send out a strong message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.”