Will gang injunctions tackle anti-social behaviour?
Police in England and Wales have been given powers to restrict the movements of people accused of gang membership. Are 'gangbos' the best way to break this culture?
Police and local authorities will be able to seek injunctions in the county courts against adults who they believe are involved in gang-related violence and crime. The measures can be used to ban people from certain places or from walking aggressive dogs.
Breaching an injunction could result in a prison sentence of up to two years or a fine. A separate power covering young people aged 14 to 17 will be piloted later in the year.
Are gang injunctions the best way to tackle anti-social behaviour? Should there be more focus on preventative strategies? Have you been affected by gangs? Do you work for the police or other law enforcement agencies?
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