Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Year of the ASBO

The Sunday Telegraph has an article by Ed West, author of The Little Book of ASBOs, looking at the oldest, youngest and most unusual recipients of these orders.

I was taken with the last example he quotes:
A 15-year-old who in August was collared for being drunk in breach of his ASBO escaped when the court heard how a misprint had stated that he must not be seen in public without alcohol. He was also bound by the order to act in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress to others.

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