Anti-social behaviour injunction awarded

By on 12/11/2013 in Cllr McKay, News

Jermaine Pencheon (24) has received a 2-year Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction this week from Birmingham County Court, the conditions of which include:

  1. Use or threaten violence towards, verbally abuse, harass or intimidate named individuals;
  2. Cause harassment, alarm, distress or nuisance to the residents of named streets;
  3. Entering identified areas.

 Officers from the Safer Communities Team had successfully secured an interim injunction against Pencheon which he then breached, resulting in his arrest and a 28-day suspended sentence.  In court Pencheon accepted the conditions of the full Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction.

Officers from the Safer Communities Team, the council’s Housing Team and Kings Norton Neighbourhood Policing Team have been working together to gather evidence for this case.  Pencheon has been responsible for domestic abuse and anti-social behaviour in Kings Norton, including loud late-night parties; smoking cannabis and having heated arguments in the street.

Pencheon's anti-social behaviour intimidated local residents who lived in fear of his behaviour towards his ex-partner and his aggressive nature towards anyone who challenged his anti-social behaviour.

Cllr James McKay, cabinet member for a green, safe and smart city commented:  “I commend the partnership work on this case and we will continue to support local residents to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and individuals who believe they can harass and intimidate people.  We will do all that we can to ensure our communities remain safe places to live.”

Sergeant Daniel Lowe, from the King Norton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said “Anti-social behaviour shatters communities and can make people who live in those areas feel like they are trapped in a living hell from which they cannot escape.

“While we cannot always turn issues around overnight, one call to police can start a chain of events that can lead to us and our partners securing long-term solutions such as the one we have seen today.

“Nobody should have to endure intimidation and harassment in the way that victims of Jermaine Pencheon have and I would encourage anyone who is suffering in a similar way to call the council's anti-social behaviour unit or police on 101.”

The Community Safety Partnership will now start a local awareness raising campaign using leaflets and posters informing local residents about the action that has been taken and how to report any breaches of the ASBI.

Local residents are encouraged to report any issues of anti-social behaviour to West Midlands Police on 101, or Birmingham City Council on 0121 303 1111.
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Notes to Editors

  • Please contact Trudi Maybury, Communications Manager on 0121 464 6210 or trudi.maybury@birmingham.gov.uk for further information.
  •  Image of Jermaine Pencheon available on request.
  •  Birmingham Community Safety Partnership is a joint partnership between Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and other agencies that work together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour that affects our communities.

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