People with Asbos
01. Adam Rooney, 20,
Adam told me he had only ever had two minor charges against him before he and his twin
brother, Liam, were given Asbos. Liam is in now in prison for breach of an Asbo and
Adam's picture is on the back of buses on three local bus routes. He now finds it
impossible to get a job. I arranged another meeting with Adam after I took this picture.
When I arrived I found out he was in custody again and couldn't make it.
02. Tamsin and Tiffany Nutley,
Tamsin and Tiffany Nutley pictured with their mum and nan, were given Asbos for being
in a group of girls whose crimes included singing and shouting in the street, and
knocking on people's doors and running away. They were singled out from the group then
put in to the local paper. They also had leaflets distributed about them, causing
sections of the local community to turn their back on them.
is from Dagenham in Essex. He has an Asbo for hoarding rubbish and keeping
livestock in his house. When the council cleaned out his house they removed over 700
bin bags of rubbish.
Bricey is from Oldham. He has an Asbo which bans him from getting any patterns cut in
his hair (he was part of a gang which had the word Mayhem shaved in to their heads) or
any tattoos on his person. He is also not allowed to be in a public place with more
than one person without it being an organised event such as a football match. He is
pictured here outside a local hairdresser's.
06. Daryl and Dean Handford, 19,
Daryl and Dean Handford have been banned from several areas around their village and
from drinking in public. Dean spent three months in jail earlier this year when he was
caught urinating in public while celebrating getting a job as a potato collector on a
07. Carl Wareham, 20,
Carl received a five-year order banning him from entering the village of Lytchett
Matravers in Dorset. He is also banned from the local pubs and off-licences. He told me
that although he was a serial offender when he was young, he received his Asbo after
being the subject of only two minor charges over period of several years.
08. Bobby, 13 (left) and Craig, 11, (right)
After both boys received Asbos, Craig's face made the front page of the local paper and
leaflets were distributed with his name and face on. Craig now finds himself on the
receiving end of threats and abuse by adults in the street.
09. Phillip Howard
The familar face of Phillip Howard is recognisable to most Londoners. He exercised his
right to free speech on Oxford Street for many years until he recieved an Asbo banning
him from ampilfying his voice in the Oxford street area
10. Tamsin and Tiffany Nutley