A teenager from Potters Bar has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order after he was convicted of attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was hit with the 12-month order on Wednesday, June 14, and now must abide by the following strict conditions:

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  • Not to enter Potters Bar railway station or bus station, unless travelling to an educational setting or work placement
  • Not to enter McDonald’s in Darkes Lane
  • Not to associate with a second named youth within a defined area of Hertsmere
  • Not to be in possession of nitrous oxide cannisters in a public place

If he breaches the order, which is aimed at tackling the most serious and persistent offender, he will be arrested.

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"Despite numerous attempts by police and partner agencies to engage with the boy and steer him away from criminal activity, his offending continued, and we were left with no choice but to seek this order," said Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Rachael Robertson.

"This is the first we have secured on a teenager for several years and we hope it helps to provide some respite to the local community, who have suffered a great deal as a result of the boy’s actions."