Anti-Social Behaviour

November 11th, 2020

An Injunction pursuant to Section 222 of the Local Government Act 1972 to restrain anti-social behaviour, “street cruising”, was upheld in Sharif v Birmingham City Council (2020) EWCA Civ 1488, notwithstanding the alternative remedy for community protection of making a Public Spaces Protection Order under Part 4 of the Anti-Social Behaviour etc Act 2014. There was a widespread problem in the Council’s area and the Council’s attempts to deal with it by means short of an injunction had been unsuccessful. Bean LJ said, at para 42, that it was “a classic case for the grant of an injunction”.

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