Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Yob Jailed for Asbo Breach

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Yob Jailed for Asbo Breach

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Byline: By Adam Jupp

A yob has been jailed after being seen with a pal he was banned from hanging around with.

Gary Shackleton, 18, terrorised neighbours in Benwell, Newcastle, for more than five years.

The serial menace, of Coventry Gardens, Benwell, was slapped with an Asbo last week to stop him seeing partner-in-crime Christopher Rogers.

But just three days later the pair were caught on camera walking arm-in-arm in a street from which Shackleton had been banned.

Now magistrates in Newcastle have locked the lout up for three months for breaching his Asbo.

Michael Kelliher, community beat manager for the Benwell area, said: "I have known this person and his family for 13 years.

"He made the lives of the local residents a misery. The quality of their lives will improve tenfold now he's inside.

"People were living in fear of him and the people he hangs around with so this is exactly what we want.

"The fact he's been jailed sends a clear message that we take all elements of anti-social behaviour seriously. …

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