Boy faces Asbo for missing cat poster
Written by Neil
Monday, 08 September 2008
A boy who put up posters to find his missing cat was ordered to tear
them down – or face an £80 fine under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act.
Daniel Cope, 13, was devastated when eight-year-old Milly disappeared
from the family home.
He spent hours hunting for the pet with
his parents before printing off 100 posters with tortoiseshell Milly's
picture and putting them up on lamp-posts near the family home in
Just three days later, Daniel's mother
Heather, 43, received a phone call from a community warden telling her
they had to come down. Carer Heather said: 'The warden rang up to say
all the fliers had to come down.
'She said it came under an anti-social behaviour act and
we could face an £80 penalty. I just burst into tears when she told me,
I couldn't believe it.' As a result of the threats, Daniel took down
all of the posters.
Milly is still missing.
Last night a red-faced Canterbury City Council issued an apology to Daniel, saying it had been 'overzealous'