An 18 year-old man has been banned from entering parts of Haringey after being found guilty of possession of cannabis.

Mohamed Ali, 18, of Cheddington Road, Edmonton, was handed a post-conviction Anti-Social Behaviour Order barring him from entering Bruce Grove.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of cannabis at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Thursday, January 23.

The bench heard how Ali drank alcohol and smoked cannabis in public places and intimidated residents, some of whom were afraid to go out after dark.

Ali was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 12 months supervision, to run concurrently.

The ASBO will last two years and bans Ali from Bruce Grove ward in Haringey during that time.

After the hearing, Sergeant Nick Tungatt said: “The residents of Bruce Grove, Forest Gardens and Woodside Gardens have been intimidated for too long and this post conviction ASBO shows that we will not stand by and let those who blight our community with anti-social behaviour continue with their actions.

“We will continue to work with residents to prevent any future anti-social behaviour and would encourage our residents to contact us over their concerns."