North East UK news The father and son who made 'life a misery' for residents in Newcastle MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Edward Graham and his son Sonny were handed civil injunctions following reports of anti-social behaviour in the Fawdon area
Breaking News ! A father and son have been warned by police after "making life a misery" for residents in Newcastle. Edward Graham, 45, and his son Sonny, 18, both of Strathearn Way in Fawdon, have been handed civil injunctions after a number of reports of anti-social behaviour in the community. It was alleged that Edward had been abusive and violent towards residents while Sonny had been involved in unprovoked assaults on children. Sonny was also accused of criminal damage, including throwing eggs, bricks and tree branches at houses and vehicles. According to Northumbria Police, victims of the alleged offences were too fearful to provide statements so no criminal prosecutions could be brought against the men. Read More Related Articles Parents issued fine warning after large groups of youths spotted in County Durham Read More Related Articles Man, 36, charged with arson in connection with early morning fire at block of flats in Gateshead But officers have used civil legislation to ban the pair from behaving in an anti-social manner or socialising with named individuals. That includes swearing in public, throwing objects at addresses or vehicles and banging on the doors of other residents in their community. The injunctions also ban the men from the majority of Fawdon, meaning they can’t walk around the area unless they’re going to and from their home on Strathearn Way. Neighbourhood Inspector Julie Rana, of Northumbria Police, said: “These men are well known to police and we have had multiple reports of these two men making life a misery for other residents in the Fawdon area. “Vulnerable members of the community have told us that they have been living in fear and we have been listening closely to those concerns.
“These injunctions will provide some respite to the community but we will work closely with our partners at the council and Your Homes Newcastle to see what more can be done. “I want to be clear, if these two men breach any of the terms set out in the injunctions then they face a spell behind bars and I hope that offers some reassurance to residents.” Chair of Safe Newcastle, Coun Clare Penny-Evans, said: “Everyone has the right to live peacefully in their own homes. When individuals such as these wage campaigns of abuse then we won’t hesitate to act. “Their behaviour was completely unacceptable and the message is clear; they will go to prison if they breach the terms of these injunctions. “I’d like to reassure residents that we will listen to them when they suffer at the hands of people like these, and I fully endorse these civil injunctions.” If anyone wants to report information to police they can do so by reporting it online at the Northumbria Police website. You can also contact police by calling 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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