‘Mindless feud’ had significant impact on innocent Leeds community

Mark Burns-Williamson, police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire.
Mark Burns-Williamson, police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire.

The granting of the injunction has been hailed as a success for police and the agencies working alongside them to make Leeds a safe place to live.

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner, said: “This mindless feud had a significant impact on innocent members of the wider community and was a considerable drain on policing and emergency services resources.

Coun Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council's executive member for Safer Leeds.

Coun Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council's executive member for Safer Leeds.

“I’m very pleased we have been able to secure these new types of injunctions and I will be watching their progress very closely and the impact they will have.

“These injunctions could not have been secured without the collaborative approach of our partners and this is another example of how crucial partnership working is in keeping West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.”

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As a city we will not hesitate to use all of the powers at our disposal.

Coun Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for Safer Leeds

Gang injunction is first secured by police in Leeds

Agencies consulted during the preparation of the application for the injunction included West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Leeds City Council and Leeds Housing.

Coun Debra Coupar, the counil’s executive member for Safer Leeds, said: “Working closely with a range of partners including West Yorkshire Police, we are determined to tackle those individuals and groups whose unacceptable behaviour is having a negative impact on the day-to-day lives of residents living in our communities.

“As a city we will not hesitate to use all of the powers at our disposal, and it is positive news that through this approach, the council was able to add its support to the police securing an injunction against this gang involved in various criminality in and around the Beeston area.”

The knife recovered by officers. Picture: West Yorkshire Police's Leeds Crime Team, Twitter.

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