Five-year Asbo for 'out-of-control' Hull teen
A TEENAGER described as being "out of control" has been given an antisocial behaviour order (Asbo) that will remain until he reaches adulthood.
Jimmy Bennett, 13, of Surrey Garth, west Hull, has been given the Asbo until his 18th birthday.
He has been convicted of 14 offences in the past year, including assaulting a man with wooden planks, daubing graffiti on buses and houses and stealing jewellery from his grandparents.
Bennett also ripped tiles from the roof of Archbishop Sentamu Academy and threw them at people, smashed a glass fire alarm at Kelvin Hall School and assaulted a student at Wilberforce College.
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PC Russell Moore, Hull's antisocial behaviour officer, said: "He is out of control. He is very young, but he has been a very active offender.
"If the opportunity to commit a crime arises, he takes it.
"He has fallen in with some individuals and they are obviously bouncing off each other and making each other's behaviour worse and we are trying to deal with that."
PC Moore said it is unusual for an Asbo to last for such a long period.
However, he said Bennett's behaviour has improved since he moved in with his father, Ian Bennett.
PC Moore said: "If you look at his offending, he is committing more than one offence each month – and they are just the ones that have got to court.
"The judge was quite aware of this and has given an order that reflects that.
"However, a lot has been put in place recently to try to deal with his behaviour and there are some early signs it is starting to work.
"He didn't try to oppose the Asbo, which tends to say he is starting to deal with the problems he is causing.
"He was made aware this is his 'last-chance saloon' and, if he continues to offend, he is likely to end up in detention.
"Since he has lived with his father, he has been a lot quieter."
The family declined to comment.