Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield police get anti-gang injunctions following violence

South Yorkshire Police have used special injunctions for the first time against 12 alleged gang members in Sheffield.

Police said the orders were granted by Sheffield County Court following recent violent incidents in the Parson Cross area of the city.

The civil orders include curfews, curbs on the use of mobile phones and a ban on associating with certain people.

If the person breaches the order they can be sent to prison.

Ch Supt David Hartley, district commander for Sheffield, said: "South Yorkshire Police is one of the first forces to apply for and be granted these injunctions, demonstrating that we will take any necessary action to tackle organised criminal activity.

"Residents in Parson Cross and neighbouring communities will be aware of a number of recent incidents, some involving firearms.

"These have not been random incidents; they're the result of a feud between local criminals and families who are known to police."

South Yorkshire Police said they were mounting additional patrols in the area to enforce the injunctions.

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