A 19-YEAR-OLD troublemaker has been banned from Torquay town centre after repeated acts of swearing, begging and drinking in the street.
Toni Marie Hurley has been handed an anti-social behaviour order which stops her entering Castle Circus, Union Square and parts of Tor Hill Road except to visit the JobCentre, her solicitor or the court.
Police say Hurley is a prolific offender who has shown a 'complete disregard' for the feelings of members of the public.
Her antics include swearing, drinking, begging and urinating in public mainly in and around Castle Circus.
She ignored previous warnings to clean up her act and police say the Asbo, which includes four strict prohibitions, has been imposed as a last resort.
Torbay Community Safety Sergeant Lou Costin said: "Toni Hurley was one of the most prolific offenders, causing continued anti-social behaviour in and around Castle Circus.
"She showed a complete disregard to the interim Asbo that had been awarded by magistrates and continually affected those in the community, including young and old, who were trying to go about their day to day business, shopping, working or visiting the area."
Torbay police secured an interim Asbo on April 4 but Hurley carried on her offensive behaviour.
She now has a full Asbo which lasts for two years.
The prohibitions are:
not to act or incite others to act in an anti-social behaviour manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons
not to remain in any shop, residential home designated for the retired or elderly, business or licensed premises if asked to leave by staff, nor return to any premises from which banned unless with the express permission of the manager in the area of Torquay as defined
not to enter the area of Torquay as defined save for travel to and from a pre-arranged appointment at the job centre, an appearance at Torbay magistrates court, or visit to her solicitors
not to carry needles other than in a safe and closed container in public, not to dispose of needles other than placing in a designated secure receptical.
Breaches of the Asbo carry a maximum of five years in jail.
Sgt Costin said that tackling anti-social behaviour is one of Torbay's top priorities.
He said: "We will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure the community of Torbay feel safe without having to be subjected to offensive or abusive behaviour by the minority."
If anyone wants to report anti-social behaviour call the hotline on 01803 207900 or email email@example.com.