TWO teenagers have been given Anti-Social Behaviour Orders by Medway magistrates. And one of them has been banned from spitting in a public place.
The magistrates imposed the ASBOs following action by Kent Police and Medway Council.
The court found that James Stone, 18, of Hyacinth Road, Strood, and Jack Gasper, 17, of Lancelot Close, Rochester, had both acted in an anti-social way and that the order was necessary to protect people from suffering similar behaviour in the future.
Under the terms of the two-year order, both teenagers are banned from causing alarm, harassment or distress to others or inciting anyone else to do so.
They have also been ordered not to climb on the roof of any premises or use abusive or insulting language.
Neither of the teenagers is permitted to enter Carnation Road, Strood. James Stone is also banned from spitting in a public place.
PC Angela Martin said: "This action enforces our message that we will use all the powers available to us to stop people acting antisocially.
"It is simply not acceptable when people are intimated by others and we will utilise the tools available to us to build safer communities and enhance the quality of life for local residents.
"Our efforts demonstrate that we take incidents of anti-social behaviour seriously and will work with our partners and local people to make Medway safer."
Medway Council's portfolio holder for Community Safety and Enforcement, Cllr Rehman Chishti, said: "Medway Council and Kent Police are dedicated to building safer communities and was committed to secure these two ASBOs. We want to make Medway a safer place for everyone."
For information about the Medway community safety partnership visit www.medway.gov.uk/communitysafety