Gang orders on troubled estate

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SHEFFIELD’s first ever gang injunctions have been taken out on a troubled city estate to prevent a feud between rival criminals spiralling out of control.

Police were granted the injunctions at court to prevent 12 known gang members having any involvement with a dispute in Parson Cross which has so far led to a series of shootings.

Two shots were recently fired from a car at a house on Holgate Road, and in Nether Edge a car was fired at and crashed into.

Last month 19-year-old Jordan Porter was shot in the legs on Cuthbert Bank Road, Hillsborough.

And in September a gun was fired on the corner of Holgate Road and Holgate Crescent, and a house on Adlington Road had shots fired at a bedroom window and door.

The injunctions give police the right to impose restrictions on known violent criminals, such as banning them from using specified roads or associating with certain people.

South Yorkshire Police also held a day of action on the estate yesterday (Wednesday), carrying out high visibility patrols, executing warrants and using car number plate recognition cameras.