Two men in bother for breaching injunctions

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SERIOUS breaches of court injunctions relating to parts of Morpeth have landed two men in further trouble.

Ryan Harland received a suspended sentence after twice being caught within the exclusion zone imposed by the Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) order successfully brought against him by housing association Isos.

And Jordan Alexander was jailed for 28 days after breaching his injunction three times in July.

Both men are currently banned from certain areas of Stobhill because of their involvement in a number of nuisance incidents.

The order against Mr Harland, 22, was put in place on September 14 after an Isos resident made a statement to Northumbria Police about his violent behaviour.

Earlier in the year, it won a two-year-long injunction against Mr Alexander, 24, following repeated complaints from neighbours about his disruptive and intimidating behaviour.

Further action was taken after they breached the respective ASBIs.

Richie Mitchell, Isos safer neighbourhoods team leader, said: “The safety and peace of mind of our tenants is paramount to us and Isos sought these two injunctions to protect our residents and the wider community from intimidating and unsettling behaviour.

“Unfortunately, both of these men have since breached their orders, so we want to remind residents aware that the orders are still in place and how they can report any future breaches.”

The two injunctions are the result of a concentrated period of partnership working in Stobhill between Isos and Northumbria Police.

Morpeth Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Simpson said: “We are committed to ensuring concerns and issues raised by the local community are resolved.

“This joint activity demonstrates that.

“Everyone has the right to peace and quiet in their home and in their neighbourhood and Northumbria Police takes a strong stance against the small minority who cause problems for communities.

“We will continue to work with partners such as Isos to tackle crime and disorder and ensure residents enjoy the quality of life they expect.”

Mr Harland is banned from entering Second, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Avenues in Stobhill until April 2014.

The injunction against Mr Alexander is valid until May 2014.

The order bans him from entering Second Avenue and parts of Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue.

If you wish to report any incident of anti-social behaviour relating to Isos properties or tenants, you can telephone 0300 3001505 or you can use the non-emergency Northumbria Police number 101. In the case of an emergency, dial 999.