Police name antisocial teenager banned from Henbury for causing causing alarm and distress

The 18-year-old was given a court order after abusing two PCSOs and a police officer

<p>The exclusion zone in and around Henbury for the named teenager</p>

The exclusion zone in and around Henbury for the named teenager

A teenager has been named by police after he was banned for two years from entering parts of Henbury.

Anthony Martins, 18, pleaded guilty to three public order offences, for causing harassment, alarm or distress, when he appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on November 24.

It was after he verbally abused two PCSOs and a police officer carrying out high-visibility patrols.

Martins, from Brentry, was handed a community order, a six-week overnight curfew and a two-year community behaviour order.

The latter prevents Martins from entering parts of Henbury marked on the map, including Crow Lane and Station Road.

Anthony Martins was given a court order at Bristol Magistrates’ Court last week

Latest police figures show there were 32 reports of antisocial behaviour in Henbury and Brentry in the month of October.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Richard Jones said: “We are acutely aware of community concerns around antisocial behaviour and our message is we’re listening.

“Off the back of high-visibility patrols, we’ve been able to take proactive action against a teenager who was acting antisocially.

“We welcome the court’s decision to put in place a legal restriction preventing Martins from returning to the area and continuing to be a nuisance to the community – should he enter the prohibited area he could find himself back in court.”

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Shelford also commented on the banning order, calling it a ‘step in the right direction’.

He added: “Antisocial behaviour can impact people’s everyday lives so it is essential that police and statutory agencies continue to address this crime to ensure local residents feel safe in their neighbourhoods, towns and cities.”