TWELVE men have been served with ‘gang injunctions’ as part of a police crackdown on a violent feud on a Sheffield estate.
It is the first time the orders, issued at Sheffield County Court, have been used in South Yorkshire.
They put restrictions on people known to be involved in organised violent crime.
The 12 must abide by curfews and have restrictions on the use of mobile phones.
They are also banned from associating with certain people and even travelling along certain roads.
Anyone found breaching the injunctions face imprisonment.
Chief Superintendent David Hartley, Sheffield’s District Commander, 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.”
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