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Last Updated: Thursday, 26 May, 2005, 13:08 GMT 14:08 UK
Hoodie ban for violent teenager
Dale Carroll
Carroll was banned from entering his mother's house
A Manchester teenager has been banned from wearing a hooded top for five years after a campaign of violence.

Dale Carroll, 16, of Collyhurst, Manchester, caused mayhem in the area for almost three years, Manchester Magistrates' Court heard.

He once attempted to cut down a CCTV lamppost with a chainsaw, threw fireworks at cyclists and threatened one with an axe.

An anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) was imposed on him.

The court had heard Carroll, also known as Elms, also drove a car on to a pavement and down steps close to the Sparrow pub in Collyhurst.

Banned from home

As well as being banned from wearing a hooded top or cap, Carroll cannot enter a large part of Collyhurst, including the home he shares with his mother in Manordale Walk.

He was banned from congregating with more than two people, except family members and banned from possessing fireworks, axes or chainsaws.

He would be jailed for up to five years if he breaches the Asbo.

Manchester City Council's executive member for housing, Councillor Eddy Newman, said: "This young man has caused absolute misery for the people he has terrorised in this neighbourhood, and is out of control.

"He should be absolutely clear we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and unless he radically changes that behaviour, he faces a long period in custody."


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