1st Civil Youth Injunction
Order for Knowsley
A teenager who terrorised his community
has become the 1st in Knowsley to receive a civil injunction.
The 15 year old has been served with a Civil Youth Injunction Order, by
Liverpool Youth Court.
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 2017.
Magistrates granted the injunction on 26 July 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.