Two teenage boys banned from shops and from gathering on streets of Doncaster estate

A legal order has been put in place on two teenagers – and it aims to help stop antisocial behaviour on a Doncaster estate, writes Insp Adrian Luscombe.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:37 am

We have obtained a Criminal Behaviour Order against a boy aged 14 and a boy aged 15 which will ban them from congregating in groups of three or more, except with close family members. It also bans them from entry to certain public buildings in Woodlands.

It runs for 12 months and was put in place after the pair received court convictions for public disorder and shop theft, and means the teenagers can be arrested if they break the order.

We have already reduced antisocial behaviour in that area, and hope this will help keep it down.

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Aerial picture of Doncaster - Highfield Lake showing Woodlands East Estate - 7th March 1995
Aerial picture of Doncaster - Highfield Lake showing Woodlands East Estate - 7th March 1995

It is not the only action we have taken to deal with antisocial behaviour recently. A boy aged 13 was given a restraining order and a referral order by Doncaster Youth Court on December 13 after being convicted of racially aggravated harassment in Edlington.

We have also recently arrested a youth who we suspect of being involved in antisocial behaviour for the suspected theft of a pedal cycle and handling stolen goods. They will be appearing in court.

January will bring a boost for policing in Doncaster West. January 6 will see the arrival of Sgt Liam Watson to work as the sergeant for the Edlington area. At present we have a sergeant covering Mexborough, Conisbrough and Edlington jointly. This will mean we have a sergeant able to concentrate solely on Edlington, and will also free up time for sergeant covering Mexborough and Conisbrough.

Our operations in Edlington also recently saw a vehicle stopped near the Royal estate, and a knuckleduster found. Investigations are ongoing.

Operation Drum Alpha in Mexborough saw a success on December 17. We carried out a drugs warrant at Hawthorne Crescent, and 100 wraps of what is suspected to be cocaine was found. Two women and a man were arrested.

Finally, we have seen an above average number of burglaries in Sprotbrough and Roman Ridge. But we have arrested a man suspected of two break-ins, one in Cusworth and on in Adwick.