ASBO starts as teen released

Racist thug Vincent Foster, 18, is due to be released on Wednesday.
Racist thug Vincent Foster, 18, is due to be released on Wednesday.

EREWASH Borough Council has urged residents to ensure a teenage troublemaker abides by his five-year ASBO after he is released from prison next week.

Vincent Foster was slapped with the order in July when he was jailed for nine months at Derby Magistrates Court for a string of offences, including biting a police officer’s arm, possession of drugs and racially abusing a Kirk Hallam shopkeeper.

The 18-year-old, of Queen Elizabeth Way, Kirk Hallam, is due to be released on Wednesday November 16.

Erewash Community Safety Partnership has this week reminded residents that Foster was given an ASBO, which remains in force until July 2016.

Under the terms of the ASBO, Foster is:

n banned from visiting Keswick Court in Kirk Hallam,

n acting or encouraging others to act in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person,

n being in a public place and part of a group of more than three people who are causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person

n acting or encouraging others to act in a racist or homophobic manner.

Erewash Community Safety Partnership – made up of organisations, including Derbyshire Police and Erewash Borough Council – has said it has been distributing leaflets in Kirk Hallam with a photograph of Foster and details of the conditions, which he must abide by or he could face up to five years in prison.

Cllr Mike Wallis, the council’s portfolio holder for community safety, said: “This is an individual who persistently caused anti-social problems in our community.

“It was through the hard work of Erewash Community Safety Partnership – in conjunction with the council and Derbyshire Police – that the court approved the application for an ASBO.

“We are now making residents aware that Foster will be out of jail this month but that he is still subject to the strict ASBO conditions for the next five years.

“If they see him behaving in any way that breaches these conditions, they should contact police immediately.”

Residents should call police on 101 if they believe Foster is breaking any of the conditions of his ASBO.