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Gang members banned from Birmingham's Ladywood

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Three brothers and a friend have been banned for two years from the area of Birmingham in which they live following the imposition of gang injunctions.

Gang members Darryl Bishton, 24, along with Daman, 20, and 18-year-old Robert, may only go into Ladywood to get to their home on Guild Close.

Simieon Watson, 21, of Acorn Grove, Ladywood is subject to the same restriction.

If the four deviate from their route home, they could face prosecution.

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A further gang injunction and a civil injunction were granted against two other offenders who cannot be named because of their ages.

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Image caption The gang members may only enter the Ladywood area of Birmingham to get to their homes

All of the injunctions, which were granted by Birmingham County Court, will remain in place until 4 January 2018.

The Bishton brothers and Watson have convictions for violent offences.

West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: "The Bishton family have been linked to numerous firearms incidents and are happy to be involved in the carrying of guns.

"My message to those who carry weapons is that this stops now. We will find you and we will deal with you robustly."

Shafique Shah from Birmingham City Council said he was "delighted" with the injunctions.

He added: "These gang members brought misery to the communities in which they were operating... we will act where necessary to take appropriate action against any individual who is found to be involved."

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