Three nuisance injunctions issued following Downham Market assault

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Two men and a woman have been barred fron entering all or part of Downham under new powers designed to prevent anti-social behaviour.

The trio have been given injunctions preventing nuisance and annoyance (IPNAs), following an assault in Glebe Road last month.

And the order has also forced one of them, 22-year-old James Taylor, out of his home in Glebe Road.

The orders have been served on Taylor, Daniel Castleton, 26, of Britton Close, Watlington, and Kelly Marie Smith, 39, also of Glebe Road, Downham.

The three are said to have been involved in a violent assault in Glebe Road, Downham on March 19.

Although police took no further action against Taylor and Castleton, Smith is due to appear in court on Thursday, accused of assaulting a police officer.

The injunctions, which came into force on March 23, are the latest power to come into force under the terms of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.

Both Castleton and Taylor have been barred from entering Downham at all, except for commuting along the A1122, while Smith has been banned from entering part of the Glebe estate.

The three have also been ordered not to be abusive, intimidating or threatening to several individuals, whose names have not been released, or anyone else in Downham

They face arrest if they breach the orders and residents are being asked to contact police or West Norfolk Council if they see them breaching the rules.

A further court hearing is due to take place tomorrow to determine whether or not the orders should continue, or if their conditions should be varied.

At present, the injunctions are due to remain in force until May 6.

John Greenhalgh, West Norfolk Council’s environmental health manager for community safety, said: “By publicising the injunctions members of the public can assist with helping us to enforce them and it is a clear message to anyone thinking of behaving badly that we do take action and will follow it through to protect the community from unacceptable behaviour.

“We believe we are one of the first authorities to use the new powers in this way.”

Anyone who witnesses a breach of the injunctions should phone police on 101 or West Norfolk Council on 01553 616200.