A TEENAGE girl has been handed an anti-social behaviour order for her reign of terror on a Lepton housing estate.
Hannah Woodhead, 14, of Highgate Crescent, was given the temporary Asbo by Huddersfield magistrates after a catalogue of abusive incidents in the area.
The interim measure was put in place yesterday for four weeks until an application for a full order could be made next month.
Under the order Woodhead is banned from using a public footpath behind Highgate Terrace, Lepton, where she has caused residents most distress.
She is also excluded from any contact causing harassment, alarm or distress to others in West Yorkshire and must not engage in any threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour.
She is also prevented from using threats of violence towards others.
She will face prosecution if she is found to be in breach of the regulations.
The Asbo comes after Woodhead carried out a series of threats, abuse and violence against residents on the estate.
Prosecuting for Kirklees Council, Geoff Bell yesterday told the court how Woodhouse had terrorised neighbours with stone throwing and foul language.
He said she had made threats to elderly people on the estate and had been convicted of assaulting a schoolgirl in February.
She had also been caught smoking cannabis in school and in March abused a bus driver.
He told the court how police had tried to resolve problems with her behaviour and pointed to two previous Acceptable Behaviour contracts signed by Woodhouse.
He said: "This is low-level persistent anti-social behaviour.
"Previous attempts to work with her have not worked.
"Statements from local residents have described it as relentless and they feel like prisoners in their own home.
"The idea behind this order is to offer those people suffering from anti-social behaviour some protection from it."
Magistrates decided to grant the Asbo order for an interim period until May 12 when the full case was to be heard.
The court was planning to issue a Section 39 order which would have meant Woodhead could not have been identified because of her age.
But The Examiner challenged the order with an application to the court.
Magistrates heard submissions from Woodhead's solicitor but agreed to lift the order allowing newspapers to name the girl.