Father and son become subject of interim Civil Injunction order
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Two men have received an interim Civil Injunction order following their alleged involvement in a number of violent incidents.
On Wednesday (24 November), a judge at Gloucester Crown Court served a 12-month-long injunction against father and son duo Mark and Kane Townsend of Cheltenham.
This means that both men, who are aged 54 and 20, are forbidden whether by himself or by instructing or encouraging any other person from:
Engaging in conduct which causes or is capable of causing alarm or harassment or distress to anyone in the boundary of Cheltenham
Being in the possession of drugs of any class or any related paraphernalia
Using or threatening to use violence against anyone in the Boundary of Cheltenham
Driving or using any mechanically propelled vehicle in a dangerous or anti-social manner
Driving any vehicle that is not registered and insured to himself
Officers sought the injunction following a series of incidents involving two groups of men.
A number of men from both groups have been arrested in connection with the incidents and remain on police bail.
Inspector Mike Yates from the Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “I would like to thank my officers for securing the interim civil injunction as it will help us in our efforts to make Cheltenham a safer place for all.
“Mark and his son Kane are suspected to have been involved in the planning of a number of violent incidents and I am hopeful that this will now stop."
The interim injunction is in place until 4pm on 24 November 2022 and a breach of the terms could lead to a maximum of two years in prison.
A review hearing has been set for Wednesday 12 January 2022 at Gloucester Crown Court to allow for the full injunction case to be heard.