Second ASBO for South Yorkshire boy aged 15

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A SOUTH Yorkshire teenager who became one of the youngest people in Britain to be given an anti-social behaviour order when he was just 10 has now been given a second ASBO, aged 15.

Lewis Green has been given a second two-year ASBO after he threatened to ‘burn the eyes out’ of another youngster and spat in the face of a teacher.

District Judge John Foster, sitting at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court, also considered a catalogue of other incidents before giving Green the order.

He heard that Green, of Cooper Road, Darton, Barnsley, threatened to burn down a house and smash a kitchen and repeatedly punched someone until the victim’s relatives stepped in.

Between July 2008 and January this year the teenager was involved in 13 incidents, which included growing cannabis, buying the drug, throwing snowballs at windows and calling the occupant of the house names.

The judge lifted restrictions on identifying Lewis - saying it was ‘in the public interest’ he be named.

Green was given his first ASBO in March 2007 at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court - when he already had a cannabis, cigarette and drink habit. He had threatened children with a knife and vandalised a community centre and had been convicted of burglary.

District Judge Foster warned the teenager he would face ‘substantial time’ behind bars if he did not behave over the next two years, and said local people deserve to be protected from him.

The boy’s solicitor, Gerard Casey, argued an ASBO was unnecessary because Green was given a youth rehabilitation order in January.

He said Green had been acting more maturely recently.