Prolific offender receives interim Civil Injunction order
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A prolific offender has received an interim Civil Injunction order following his alleged involvement in a number of violent incidents.
Last Friday (15 October), the Gloucester and Cheltenham County Court served a 12-month-long injunction against Danny O’Loughlin, 45 and of Eckington, preventing him from:
Entering the boundary of Cheltenham as outlined on the map attached at any time, with the exception of attending Cheltenham Magistrates' Court for any court hearing where he is listed as the defendant or a specified witness.
Engaging in conduct which causes or is capable of causing alarm, harassment or distress to anyone in the boundary of Cheltenham
Being in the possession of drugs of any class or related paraphernalia
Using or threatening to use violence against anyone in the boundary of Cheltenham
Being in possession of any item that could be considered as or used as an offensive weapon
Gloucestershire Constabulary 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. Further injunctions are also being sought as part of this.
Chief Inspector Roddy Gosden said: "O’Loughlin is a violent and threatening individual who has a number of previous convictions as well as a high level of control and influence over his associates.
"We secured this injunction due to a rapid increase in violence as we want to make Cheltenham safe for all.
"We are also hopeful that preventing him from entering the boundary of Cheltenham will significantly reduce his ability to orchestrate crime here."
The injunction is in place until 4pm on 15 October 2022 and a breach of the terms could lead to a maximum of two years in prison.
A court hearing is due to be set for the full injunction case to be heard.