A TEENAGER is facing the prospect of a jail sentence, days after breaching an anti-social behaviour order, imposed only last week.

Scott Wood was served with the order, which will be in force for four years, when he appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on July 28.

He was warned then that if his behaviour did not improve he faced being locked up.

But he is now in custody awaiting sentencing - and could face a spell in prison - after being brought before magistrates again this week for three breaches of the order.

Neighbours of Wood, who lives in Harwal Road, Redcar, frequently complained about loud music, verbal threats and intimidation.

Police joined forces with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to investigate the problems which included anti-social behaviour in local shops.

Community Safety Police Sgt Bryan Tams said of the latest development: "This sends out a clear message that those who persist in making the lives of other people pure misery cannot be allowed to get away with it.

"When he received the order, Wood was in effect getting a chance to mend his ways but he has chosen to ignore this opportunity. He now faces the very real possibility of time in prison to reflect on what he has done.

"Once again I'd like to thank our local authority partners, the courts and particularly residents and businesses within the local community for their help and support and for coming forward with information.

"There is no doubt this enabled us to take very swift action which has had a positive outcome."

The terms of the order, which will be in force until February 23, 2008, when Wood will be 21, state he must not act in a way which causes or is likely to cause harassment, distress or alarm to anyone within the borough of Redcar and Cleveland; or incite others.

He must not throw stones or objects at buildings or vehicles and must not approach or enter Bells Stores in High Street, Marske, Gurney Street, New Marske, or the shops in Kilbridge Close, New Marske, or threaten or annoy the staff or customers in those stores.