Knowsley civil injunction "first"

Posted: 22/08/2017

A teenager who terrorised his community has become the first in Knowsley to receive a civil injunction.

The 15-year-old has been served with a Civil Youth Injunction Order, by Liverpool Youth Court.

ForViva group member Villages Housing Association took initial legal action against the teenager following his persistent anti-social behaviour in the community where he lives at the beginning of July.

Magistrates granted the injunction on July 26, 2017, where he was served with the 12 month order preventing him from going to certain parts of Knowsley; contacting certain people in the area; inciting or being involved in any anti-social behaviour or criminal damage or carrying a knife in a public place.

If the respondent breaks the terms of the order, which has a power of arrest attached, he could face a supervision order or detention.

Matt Jones, Managing Director of Villages, said: “Villages will not hesitate to take legal action to protect the people living in communities, who have a right to live in their homes and go about their business in peace.

“The defendant’s behaviour has caused distress and fear to neighbours and others living or working in the area.

“At Villages, we are proactive in working with our partners to tackle and address anti-social behaviour. We welcome the judge’s decision to grant an injunction order in this case.”

Villages worked closely with Merseyside Police to secure the injunction.

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