A TEENAGE tearaway was named and shamed by magistrates after pleading guilty to breaching his Anti-Social Behaviour Order twice in less than two weeks.
Lee Thompson, 16, formerly of Lancaster Drive, Clayton-le-Moors, was originally given the order in May 2003 when he was branded a "one-boy crimewave" by magistrates.
In May this year he was sentenced to a four-month training and detention order for breaching the ASBO by seeing people he was banned from associating with.
And this week he was up before the Bench again.
Scott Ainge, for the prosecution, said: "The first breach occurred on 3 September at around 5.30pm. A member of the public told the police he had seen a fight near Mercer Park in Clayton-le-Moors.
"The police went to investigate and found a number of young men who jumped over a wall. They gave chase and found the defendant who said he had been involved in a fight but wouldn't say where.
"When interviewed he said he was unaware of the areas he was not allowed to go into as he did not have a copy of the order.
"In the second incident, on 14 September, he was found in the company of another male with whom he had been told not to associate."
Peter King, defending, said Thompson's problems had been made worse by the fact that he now had no fixed address as his mother was unwilling to take him back.
Thompson was sentenced to an eight-month training and detention order for breaching the ASBO.
- AS Thompson appeared before Hyndburn Youth Court, the press would normally be banned from publishing his name, address or any detail which could lead to him being identified.
But magistrates agreed to lift the restrictions after Observer reporter Simon Thacker challenged the restrictions, arguing that it was in the public's interest for Thompson to be named.
The chairman of the Bench agreed, saying that Thompson had shown a "total and utter contempt" for the order.