Girl, 15, banned from leaving home without her parents after terrorising neighbours

November 27, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
Tearaway teen Kaitlin Cooper

Tearaway teen Kaitlin Cooper

A 15-year-old girl has been slapped with a two year ASBO banning her from going out without her PARENTS after being rude and abusive to her neighbours.

Tearaway teen Kaitlin Cooper made residents lives a misery by terrorising them repeatedly by hurling chips, stink bombs and stones at them.

Cooper has now been slapped with an ASBO which bans her from walking in her neighbourhood in Fegg Hayes, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs., unless accompanied by her mum Susan or dad Simon.

The order bans her from shouting or swearing in an offensive way to another person in Stoke-on-Trent without their permission.

She is also barred from throwing stones, chips, bread crates and stink bombs and forbidden from entering Ormiston Horizon Academy in Chell, Stoke-on-Trent, except for pre-arranged school exams or appointments.

She is also outlawed from going into public between 7pm and 7am Saturday to Tuesday and between 9pm and 7am Wednesday to Friday without her parents.

North Staffordshire Justice Centre slapped her with an ASBO after Stoke-on-Trent City Council applied for the order.

A council spokesman said: “Kaitlin Cooper had already been given a number of warnings by police.

“Preventive steps were taken to try to change her behaviour and a support package to assist this change was devised and implemented.

“Unfortunately, these preventive steps did not work and evidence was gathered for an ASBO.”

Now leaflets are being distributed around the Fegg Hayes and Chell areas urging locals to call police if Cooper is seen breaking the terms of her ASBO.

Resident Margaret Ferneyhough, 62, said: “The kids around here have nothing to do. I tried to start a youth club but the funding was denied.

“I think ASBOS should be given out to teenagers if they misbehave, but the problem is that for some of them it can seem like a badge of honour and they don’t always abide by them.

“Something needs to be done to give the young people something to do.”

A neighbour of Cooper said: “Kaitlin might look like butter wouldn’t melt but she’s a wild child.

“Her parents can’t control her and she’s the queen of the yobbos around here. Hopefully the ASBO will rein her in but it’ll probably have the opposite effect.

“ASBOs are like badges of honour for people like her.”

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