Families handed injunctions after violent incident
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Housing, Legal
Two families have earned four injunctions between them following a violent incident.
ALMO Gloucester City Homes’ (GCH) anti-social behaviour team took action after police shared CCTV footage of violent events at Coney Hill Parade in Gloucester.
In preparing the case against the parents, officers spoke to local residents who provided strong evidence that both families have caused considerable nuisance in the community.
It was decided that issuing formal injunctions would be a suitable solution in order to protect neighbours and local businesses.
The two families are now forbidden to continue their anti-social behaviour or to contact each other.
Neither of the families wished to contest the injunctions which will last for a year. Breaching the injunctions could result in prison sentences.
A spokesperson for GLH's ASB team said: "We will not tolerate violence on our streets. Whilst the police deal with criminal acts, as a landlord we have access to a wide range of powers to protect our neighbourhoods, which we will not hesitate to use.
"The courts agreed this is an example of how we can use these powers to safeguard our customers from anti-social behaviour."
GLH manages 4,800 homes on behalf of the city council.