A gang of yobs have had a ban on hoodies lifted because two of them still have their clothes bought for them by their mum.Hey, if ASBOs aren’t shaming enough, perhaps having the details of how your mum still buys your clothes for you at 18 and 22 splashed all over the press will do the job?
Oh, but I forgot. There is no shame any more:
Police say the four thugs are linked to more than 300 crimes, including violence, burglary, car theft, assault and shoplifting.And then even that hopeless little slap on the wrist was rescinded by a do-gooder magistrate:
They were given an anti-social behaviour order for terrorising their estate and banned from wearing hooded tops.
But the hoodie part of the ban was lifted because Jonathan Webb, 22, and his brother Joshua, 18, have a wardrobe full of hooded tops which were bought recently by their mother.Might I suggest a handy solution?
Magistrates altered the Asbo to let the Webbs and two other gang members wear the tops, but only with hoods down.Why the two other gang members? Did the other two’s mum buy their clothes too?
The Webbs, Jake Allen, 18, and Adam Langdon, 18, had made life a "living hell" for residents of the Honicknowle housing estate in Plymouth.Why, then, are they even ASBO’d in the first place?
The list of previous convictions for the four over four years filled 200 pages.
Why are they not behind bars, where they belong?