Two more ‘gangbo’ injunctions served against Keighley crime suspects

Keighley News: Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin has hailed the success of ‘gangbos’ Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin has hailed the success of ‘gangbos’

Injunctions designed to help curb gang-related activity in Keighley have been confirmed against two men suspected of involvement in this type of crime.

The injunctions – known as ‘gangbos’ – were finalised in Leeds County Court on December 18.

It brings the number of anti-gang injunctions served against Keighley residents to 12.

Bradford District Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin said: “The finalising of these injunctions is good news for the people of Keighley and for Bradford as a whole.

“In 2012, we identified the 12 respondents were responsible for more than 40 gang-against-gang offences, involving serious violence, weapons and incidents of damage and arson, all of which had an immense impact on the community of Keighley.

“In 2013, since the injunctions were imposed, there have been just six.

“These orders will prevent them from entering areas of Keighley, from associating with each other and will allow the police to monitor their behaviour.

“They also demonstrate disorder will not be tolerated in Bradford district.”

The injunctions were first served last February and March on 12 men from two Keighley gangs – the Jamaati and Up Enders.

Conditions include not having more than one passenger in a car, not being together in public and limits on how much flammable liquid they can store outside their homes.

Gangbos were the first of several initiatives spearheaded by the Safer Keighley partnership, which brings together police, Bradford Council, politicians and other agencies.

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