Police in Kirklees Reveal Names of the District's First Gang Injunctions
Thursday 22 November, 2018
Kirklees District Police are able to reveal for the first time the details of ten men involved in long-running feuds across the District who have been handed Kirklees’ first interim gang injunctions.
This is the first time gang injunctions have been introduced in the Kirklees District; over the last few years these individuals have been involved in multiple and serious criminal offences including firearms discharges, possession of offensive weapons, drug dealing and violent robberies; causing considerable disruption and concern amongst the local communities. Some of these investigations remain ongoing but due to lack of evidence criminal charges have not always been brought against the individuals.
Kirklees District Police built a case for the gang injunctions against twelve individuals and this was initially heard at Bradford County Court on 20 March earlier this year when Judge Davey QC granted interim injunctions.
Some of the individuals contested the making of full and final injunctions and further court dates were set for 19 and 20 November. Six final injunctions have been imposed to date whilst a further six hearings have been further postponed until January and February 2019. The judge extended all of the outstanding six interim gang injunctions until then.
Kirklees District Police are now for the first time able to release the identities of those who are subject to the final injunctions in the District:
- Troy Wallace, 22 of Harpe Inge, in Huddersfield.
- Marshall Pascal-Edwards, 21 of Bradley Mills Road, in Huddersfield
- Kalen Hall, 23, of Brown Royd Avenue in Huddersfield
- Jacey Collier, 20, Walpole Road, in Huddersfield
- Muhammed Ceesay, 20, Walpole Road, in Huddersfield
- Dale Donaldson, 25, of Alder Street, in Huddersfield
The following are subject to interim injunctions within the District:
- David Ngwenya, 23, of Ruskin Grove, in Huddersfield
- Nathan Harriott, 31, of School Crescent in Dewsbury
- Byron Goodhall, 18, of Blackmoorfoot Road, in Crosland Moor
- Joel Pusey, 32, of Alandale Road, in Huddersfield.
A further three men aged 18, 25 and 26, who are also subject to interim gang injunctions, but due to other ongoing legal proceedings the police are unable to publicly identify them at this time.
Some of these individuals have already breached the terms of the injunctions and were swiftly arrested, held in custody and put back before the court. Kirklees District Police are urging the public to support them in enforcing these injunctions and if anyone has any information about anyone on this list, they are asked to contact the police.
Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes, Kirklees District Commander, said: “These men are some of the District’s most prolific criminals and have incited fear and chaos on the streets of Huddersfield and surrounding areas and today marks an important milestone in disrupting their criminality.
“We have been able to successfully apply for the injunctions and now we will robustly enforce them against these men, who have caused considerable concern and disruption in the community, but also significantly impacted police resources.
"We are confident that in taking these extraordinary steps and by continuing to enforce these injunctions, that it will have a significant impact on violent crime and disorder in Huddersfield. We remain wholly committed to ensuring that Kirklees stays a safe and vibrant community.
“To those individuals who insist on living a life of criminality and inciting fear within our communities; this is a clear message from the police that we will take every necessary action to place you under severe restrictions, to eradicate violence and criminality from the streets of Kirklees and bring you to justice.
“In publicising the details of those who are subject of the orders, we hope our local communities will be able to assist us in enforcing their conditions by passing on any intelligence or information they have, either directly to local officers or anonymously through Crimestoppers if necessary, so that positive action can be taken.”
The injunctions include a number of conditions that place strict limitations on the subjects and can see them arrested for any breaches and could result in a prison sentence if continually breached.
The men are banned from certain ‘exclusion zones’ including the Town Centre, Dalton, Ravensthorpe, Bradley, Brackenhall, Fartown, Deighton and Sheepridge. They are required to register with police details of their address, places where they spend more than three nights, details of their mobile phones, names of their partners / spouses and children – and must notify the police if any of these change.
They are also prohibited from having any public or private contact with around 79 people, they cannot use or be willingly in the presence of someone using or threatening unlawful violence, they cannot use a vehicle which is not registered to them or not used as part of their lawful employment. They are restricted from being in a vehicle with anyone at any time other than their partner and children. They cannot appear in any publications (including streaming of videos or pictures) that include any reference to gangs, violence or drug dealing. They cannot wear or possess a bandana in public.
If anyone has any information about these individuals, they are asked to contact the police via 101 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson said: “It is crucially important that we continue to maximise the full extent of the appropriate legislation that exists in tackling offences of this nature across all our communities to help reduce harm and target offenders.
“I am part of the Home Office Serious Violence Task Force nationally in my role as Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and continue to highlight our local experiences, which is helping to shape the approach across policing, whilst giving Forces, PCCs and our partners the tools they require to effectively address such activity in our communities.
“I support the latest use of these injunctions in Kirklees as we have done in other parts of West Yorkshire, which makes absolutely clear that gang related criminal activity will not be tolerated and that we will always stand together in tackling and condemning it.”