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A teenager has been banned from being in large groups of people in public.
Levi Bellfield, 18, of no fixed address has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order stipulating he is not allowed to be in a group of four or more people in a public place unless with a parent or guardian or someone over the age of 25.
The order was imposed at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Thursday January 23 and breaching this condition could result in a maximum five year prison sentence.
It follows a number of incidents in the Rayleigh area including one in in The Grove on April 17, 2019 where a number of people were reported to be smashing bottles.
When challenged, rocks were thrown at a man who was also spat at and damage was caused to a car.
Chief Inspector David Miles, District Commander for Castle Point and Rochford, said: “Anti-social behaviour is a blight on our communities and can cause people to live in misery.
“We use all the powers and legal avenues available to us to protect the public and tackle offenders.
“Applying for Criminal Behaviour Orders is a part of that and we continue to work with our communities and partners address this issue.”