Torquay hoodie ban for Asbo teenagers

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Four young men from the seaside town of Torquay have been banned from wearing hooded tops as part of an Asbo that has 10 conditions to it.

Torbay Council in Devon issued the ban after alleged threats, thefts and failure to comply with voluntary contracts aimed at curbing the four youths' behaviour.

The four men were named by the council as Joshua Garrett, 18, Daniel Whitehead, 18, Dean Isaac, 19, and Ben Bramall, 18.

The order bans them from parts of Torquay after "persistently harassing members of the public and acting in an anti-social manner", said the council.

Posters with their photographs are being put up across Torbay detailing the conditions of their Asbo.

The four youths are to appear at Totnes Magistrates' Court on 3 December for a full Asbo hearing.

Superintendent Chris Singer, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "The issue of this interim anti-social behaviour order sends a clear message to those who wish to intimidate others with their behaviour."