Court told residents forced to quit
A THUG who forced two families to move from a Huddersfield estate has been given a three-year anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).
Farrell Todd was given the order by Huddersfield magistrates following a string of vicious incidents between May and July.
Todd, 19, formerly of Rose Avenue, Cowlersley, forced a neighbour to move away after menacing her and shooting at her eight-year-old daughter with a pellet gun.
Another Cowlersley resident declared herself homeless after Todd, now of Manchester Road, Linthwaite, threatened her, spat at her daughter and threw dog faeces in her garden.
The court was told Todd hospitalised a 15-year-old boy after repeatedly hitting him in the head.
The boy refused to report the incident after threats from Todd.
One Cowlersley resident complained after seeing Todd start an unprovoked assault on a 15-year-old youth. Kirklees Asbo unit says the victim is now too frightened to go out alone.
In other incidents logged by housing and council officials Todd forced a 16-year-old off his motorbike before stealing the vehicle.
He also threatened various witnesses and residents.
He trespassed at Colne Valley High School and threatened to 'smash in' a woman teacher's face when he was asked to leave.
Mr Charles Ainley, defending, said Todd had moved on and he was well liked in his new job.
He added that Todd had not visited Cowlersley since the incidents, except to visit his mother.
Magistrate Mr Stuart Blakey said the order was necessary to protect people in the area and to prevent future incidents.
He said Todd must not behave in a threatening or abusive manner.
Any breach of the Asbo would be a serious offence which could be punishable by jail.
The Asbo bans Todd from entering Colne Valley High School and from the top of Rose Avenue and Winget Avenue and any street in between.
He will only be permitted on the lower part of Rose Ave to visit his mother.
Todd did not contest the order.
He was also ordered to pay an outstanding £100 fine.