July 3rd, 2018 by James Goudie KC

In North Warwickshire Borough Council v Persons Unknown (2018) EWHC 1603 (QB) the High Court granted an injunction prohibiting “street cruising” in a local authority area. The jurisdiction to make the injunction was as follows.

NWBC is a local authority within the meaning of Section 270(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 and Section 8(1) of the Localism Act 2011. It is also a local highways authority within the meaning of Section 1(2) of the Highways Act 1980, and a responsible authority within the meaning of Section 5(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. An authority falling within these definitions has statutory powers, including Section 222(1) of the 1972 Act, Section 130 of the 1980 Act, Section 6 of the 1998 Act and Section 1 of the 2011 Act. The Judge considered the safeguards that should be built into the Court’s Order.

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