A 17-year-old youth has been banned from dropping his trousers and exposing himself in public as part of an interim anti-social behaviour order.

Bingley magistrates imposed the order on Ryan Starkey, of Jardine Road, Bingley, after an application by the town's neighbourhood policing team.

Under the terms of the order Starkey has also been banned from a large swathe of Bingley town centre, apart from the route to his home.

It includes the whole of the town centre and the areas of Ferncliffe, Crow Nest and Priestthorpe as well as parts of Gilstead.

He can only access his home along Bingley Main Street, part of Park Road and Charles Street.

Among other prohibitions, Starkey has been ordered to cease throwing missiles at vehicles and property; to keep away from Bingley railway station; to stop playing games on the highway and to cease causing a nuisance, alarm or distress and using threatening, abusive and insulting words.

He was also ordered not to contact and associate with seven other individuals.

He is due to appear in court again in January, when the full Asbo hearing will be held.

Starkey has posted details of himself on a website in which refers to the Bingley Boiz' and carries details of his likes and dislikes.

Inspector John Tatham, who heads the neighbourhood police team, said the Asbo order was the final sanction in a long process.

He said: "We try to work with the young people to see the error of their ways. The idea is to intervene before it gets to the Asbo.

"It involves speaking to parents in the presence of the young person to try to wean them away from the bad behaviour and, in the majority of cases, it works."

The process involved sending a yellow' letter to parents, a low-level warning, followed by a red' letter as the problem continued. Finally a multi-agency panel met to draw up an acceptable behaviour contract with the person and when that failed the Asbo order was instigated, said Insp Tatham.

Councillor David Heseltine (Con, Bingley) said the town centre and the Mornington Road and Leonard Street areas had suffered from people causing a nuisance, carrying out minor vandalism and making people's lives a misery.

He said: "I'm not ultimately convinced that Asbos are the answer for the really hard miscreants who think they are a trophy.

"I believe there should be some form of proper restorative punishment which involves them putting something back into the community, like cleaning the streets and removing graffiti.

"Standing with a bucket of water and scrubbing away in front of their mates would make them look really cool, wouldn't it?"

He said they showed a lack of discipline and respect for the community and for themselves.