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ASBO for station terror teen
12:00pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in South Essex
A TROUBLESOME teen has landed himself with an ASBO for subjecting a railway security guard to regular abuse.
The two year Anti Social Behaviour Order means 17 year old Kane Kennedy can now no longer use Tilbury Railway Station in St Andrews Road.
The lout, of Gainsborough Avenue, Tilbury, was issued with the restricting ABSO at Basildon Youth Court following a British Transport Police (BTP) investigation.
The court heard how, over a three month period from October to December 2011, Kennedy continued to act anti-socially at the station and on many occasions hurled abuse at one of the security guards.
Kennedy can no longer enter the railway station or surrounding c2c property, including the ticket office and car park.
PC Simon Livsey, investigating officer for BTP, said: “Kennedy’s actions were far from bullying, they were attacks that left the guard fearing for his own safety on many occasions.
“British Transport Police takes a strong stance on stamping out anti-social behaviour and we will continue to seek the highest sanctions for anyone who harasses members of rail staff of any kind.”
Iain Palmer, c2c’s Revenue and Security Manager, added: “Our staff are there to help and assist our customers, but they do not deserve, nor do we tolerate, our staff receiving abuse.
“We are therefore pleased to hear the outcome of this case and will continue to support the BTP in seeking prosecutions against anyone intent on committing offences on the railway.”