yob behaviour. A 17-year-old who breached his interim anti-social
behaviour order by threatening to burn down a witness's home has been
sentenced to a six month detention and training order at Manchester
Aaron Henshaw was also placed on a full anti-social behaviour order following his conviction and sentence for the breach.
Breach of an ASBO - whether an interim or a full one - is a criminal
offence, punishable by a maximum six month jail sentence at a magistrates
court or five years at a higher court.
In evidence submitted to the court, it was stated that Henshaw had phoned
the woman witness on her mobile phone to make the arson threat last month.
The order itself was made on the basis of verbal abuse and obscene comments
outside the Talisman pub on Portway earlier in August. It was claimed that
Henshaw and his associates had threatened a man and his wife without any
The terms of the order prevent Henshaw from approaching or communicating
with any witnesses, using threatening language or behaviour, threatening to
cause criminal damage, intimidation, or entering Eric Bullows Close and the
Talisman pub or the surrounding area bounded by Portway, Cornishway,
Kingsgate Road and Selstead Road.
The executive member for housing on Manchester City Council,
Basil Curley, said: 'This clearly demonstrates just what can happen to
someone who breaches an order, even at the interim stage. This is the
first time that the breach of an interim order has resulted in a detention
order and should serve as a warning to others who think they are beyond the