London Park man banned from estate for two years

Release Date: 12-Apr-2012
18-year old Mirfield man Jordan Watkinson has been banned from the London Park estate for two years.

At a hearing at Manchester County Court on 10 April 2012, a judge ordered that an interim injunction and exclusion order first granted on 30 December 2011 should be extended for two years, and will run from 10 April 2012 until 10 April 2014.

Under the terms of the injunction, Watkinson is forbidden (whether by himself or by instructing or encouraging any person) from:

A. using or threatening to use violence towards anyone on London Park
B. harassing, intimidating or pestering anyone on London Park
C. using abusive words or behaviour towards anyone on London Park
D. engaging or threatening to engage in conduct that is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to anyone on London Park
E. entering London Park estate

A power of arrest is attached to clauses A and E

The interim injunction was granted after Watkinson was found to have been responsible for persistent antisocial behaviour offences on the London Park estate. In January, he was sentenced to six months in prison for breaching it.

The action came as a result of joint work by KNH and the Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, who have been working in partnership since the summer of 2011 specifically to tackle antisocial behaviour and criminal activity on the London Park estate.

KNH’s Chief Executive, Simon Rogers, said; “This is a great result for all those involved in the case and for the residents of London Park.”

“KNH and its partners in the police and the council take antisocial behaviour very seriously. I hope this case shows that we will take serious action against the small minority who make life miserable for their neighbours.”

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