The naming and shaming of "yobs" as young as 10 who are made the subject of antisocial behaviour orders will be the norm, the home secretary, Charles Clarke, announced yesterday.

Home Office guidance to local councils, police and prosecutors will make clear that youths given Asbos should have their names and photographs published.
The decision was announced as official figures showed that nearly 4,000 Asbos had been issued since they were introduced in April 1999 and that they were becoming increasingly popular with the courts.

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