Boy who plagued community sent to dentention centre
A TROON teenager has been sent to a detention centre for four months after admitting breaching his antisocial behaviour order.
The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to entering people's gardens and being drunk and disorderly in Redruth.
Truro magistrates' court made the detention and training order on November 2 due to the seriousness of the offences.
Neighbour Biserka Damnganovic, 48, said the community had been suffering from antisocial behaviour for three years.
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"A thing or two would go missing and a lot of people were fed up and not happy. It is just him causing disturbance to other people but things have been better since."
Camborne neighbourhood police sergeant Marc Griffin told the West Briton he hoped the youth's sentence served as a warning to others causing nuisance in Camborne.
He said: "His misbehaviour affected the whole community and we would like to thank residents for assisting us with our work.
"Antisocial behaviour is often viewed by many people as something that perhaps is not of great importance.
"However, in my experience as a neighbourhood officer it could be one of the most upsetting and impactive offences that people became victims of.
"As part of our problem-solving work we delivered several hundred community safety bulletins in the neighbourhood encouraging people to put in place crime prevention measures such as locking their doors and windows when they were not at home.
"We also asked them to contact the police at the earliest opportunity should they have any concerns.
"This ought to act as a warning to others involved in antisocial behaviour that it is taken seriously."
The police also confirmed measures were in place to reduce the possibility of any further offending upon the boy's return to the area.