TWO teenage drinkers responsible for an alcohol-fuelled crime spree have been handed court orders banning them from drinking in St Ives.

TWO teenage drinkers responsible for an alcohol-fuelled crime spree have been handed court orders banning them from drinking in St Ives.

Daniel Robertson and Shane Richards, both 19, are forbidden from entering licensed premises to purchase alcohol, possessing alcohol or associating with each other in any public place in St Ives and Chatteris town centres.

If they breach the order, they face arrest and a fine of up to £2,500.

Robertson, of High Street, Chatteris, and Richards, of Wimpole Street, Chatteris, both appeared at Wisbech Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday (March 16).

Sergeant Dave Bax said the pair had been involved in drink-related crime and disorder, and went on a “binge of mayhem” during 2010, including fights and alcohol-fuelled disorder in both St Ives and Chatteris.

The orders were applied for by the chief constable, in partnership with other agencies including Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council. The CCTV schemes for each town will have pictures of Robertson and Richards and will look out for breaches.

Sgt Bax added: “The behaviour has always been in and around licensed premises. Each area licensed premise will receive a poster with a picture of both Richards and Robertson.

“I would encourage all licensees to consider the sale of alcohol to this pair very carefully, and refuse such a sale. They should also report entry into their premises.

“Pubwatch schemes operate to deny troublemakers entry to licensed premises, and the order made by the court [on Wednesday] allows licensees to stop this pair entering their premises.

“A breach in Robertson’s case could mean arrest, and a fine of up to £2,500; in the case of Richards arrest and up to five years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both.”