An ASBO shake-up will benefit all Manchester communities claimed Home Secretary Theresa May in Hulme today.
Improved powers are being given to community members who suffer abuse from anti-social behaviour as the coalition looks to change current ASBO laws
The Home Secretary said residents will be able to force police to investigate repeated complaints to make it quicker to stop, and prevent, anti-social behaviour.
Any incident that is reported by at least five people, or any three separate complaints by the same person, will have to be investigated by officers.
Mrs May said the new plans ’will give people the confidence that when they call the police something will be done’.
"I want to see the police dealing with anti-social behaviour when it happens and when people are reporting it," she added.
The new powers will be trialled in three areas and ‘will enable residents to say that the point has come where the police are required to do something’.