A TEENAGER has been hit with an Asbo for repeatedly abusing bus station staff and passengers.
Daniel Rushworth, 19, of Fell Grove, Brackenhall, was served with an Asbo banning him from Huddersfield bus station by magistrates yesterday.
Huddersfield Magistrates Court heard Rushworth had been barred from the station by staff in July after an altercation with a woman.
When asked to leave by staff, he became threatening and swore at staff, the court heard.
But between July and September, Rushworth returned to the station on several occasions and was abusive and threatening to staff when asked to leave.
He will be banned from the station and prohibited from approaching bus station staff until January 2013.
Mr Bob Carr, for Rushworth, said: “He accepts his behaviour in the bus station was wholly unacceptable.
“He has not been in the bus station since those incidents and he knows he needs to grow up.”
Imposing the Asbo, bench chairwoman Alexis Walker said: “This behaviour is not acceptable.
“The bus station staff don’t deserve to be treated like that and the public don’t deserve to witness language and behaviour like that.
“You now have the chance to show the public that you can behave and grow up. If you breach this order it is very serious and you could be sent to custody.”
A spokesman for Metro, which manages Huddersfield bus station, said afterwards: “We are pleased to hear that the order has been made, and believe that it will send a signal to other would-be troublemakers that bad behaviour in our bus stations and on public transport will not be tolerated.”
Six youths were banned from Huddersfield bus station for antisocial behaviour in January last year.
Officers from Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team also arrested two, aged 16 and 17, on suspicion of drugs and knife offences. They were called after reports the group had been acting suspiciously.