Wirral Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and Merseyside Police have successfully obtained an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction against a 15-year-old Birkenhead girl.

The injunction was granted at Liverpool Youth Court on Monday July 6 and followed a previous hearing on June 16, where an interim injunction was granted.

The terms of the order prevent the girl from associating in any public place in Wirral with four named friends. It also includes five separate exclusion zones that she is not allowed to enter.

Under the order, if it is believed that if the girl has breached any of these terms she is liable to be arrested. If any breaches of the order are proven she could be sent to prison.

The council applied for the injunction in response to ongoing complaints from residents in the north end of Birkenhead about the anti-social behaviour of the 15-year-old and her associates over the course of several months.

The issues cited included acting in a threatening and aggressive manner, being verbally abusive, damaging property and vehicles, being drunk and disorderly in a public place, assaulting police officers and harassing the staff and customers of businesses in the area.

The injunction lasts for 12 months and expires at 4pm on July 5, 2021.

Cllr Tom Usher, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, said: "The impact of the behaviour of this individual and her associates on residents in the north end of Birkenhead cannot be underestimated.

"This action is a strong but proportionate response to address the concerns of residents and give them respite from the problems they were being caused.”