A youth has been banned from entering Durham City following a string of anti-social behaviour. Adrian Collins, 17, from Stockton-on-Tees, was given a Criminal Behaviour Order at Newton Aycliffe Youth Court on Friday, 1st September. Collins is said to have plagued Durham City for eight weeks, with police attending more than 26 incidents called in by local businesses, causing a massive drain on police resources.

The offences include public order and criminal damage. Darrell Brown, of the Durham City Neighbourhood Team, said: “The granting of this order will be a huge relief for businesses and the public in Durham City. “Collins’ behaviour has had a huge impact on residents and business owners. Behaviour of this kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” Collins will no longer be allowed to enter Durham City. Doing so would be a criminal offence for which he can be immediately arrested.