posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 06:27 AM
Hold on fella,
The kids have NOT been given an ASBO the police have simply referred the neighbours who complained to the unit in the local council who would pursue
that action if necessary, and even then the case has to go to a tribunal. This is not something the neighbours can do of their own accord it is a
process of law.
When you read the article it is clear that there has been some kind of a problem for over a year and that there are a considerable number of
neighbours involved. Moreover, the police made it clear that playing football in the street is not an offence but causing a public nuisance by doing
so through, for example, damaging property is an offence and could result in an ASBO.
I can remember neighbours calling the police to complain about me and others playing in our street as a kid - we got a telling off from the coppers
and our parents.
It's just another newspaper trying to up the circulation and probably a parent with no consideration for her neighbours.
[edit on 11-7-2007 by timeless test]