- Ali Iqbal and Haider Farooq, both 16, ordered to ‘grow up’ by magistrates
- Gang leaders given two year ASBO and told ‘this is your last chance’
- Led gang of youths who ran ‘rampage’ around Brierfield, Lancashire
- Smashed windows, vandalised cars and intimidated pensioners
PUBLISHED: 10:12 GMT, 10 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 10 May 2013
A pair of ‘lawless’ schoolboy gang leaders who terrorised elderly people in their neighbourhood have been ordered by a court to ‘grow up’ or face jail.
Ali Iqbal and Haider Farooq – who dubbed themselves ‘the Invincibles’ – were the leaders of a gang of youths that ran rampage around Brierfield in Lancashire; smashing windows, vandalising cars, and deliberately intimidating vulnerable people and pensioners.
Local residents described how the 16-year-olds turned the area into ‘hell on earth’, leaving some elderly people too terrified to step outside their front doors.
‘Lawless’: Ali Iqbal, left, and Haider Farooq, right, both 16, ran rampage around Brierfield, Lancashire
Iqbal and Farooq were named and shamed at Reedley Magistrates’ Court today, as they were served with a two-year ASBO and threatened with up to five years in jail unless they start to behave.