Three youths have been banned from Birmingham city centre for two years in a crackdown on gang culture.
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders were issued against two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old.
The move to secure ASBOs, by the police-council partnership Birmingham Reducing Gang Violence, brings to more than 40 the number of suspected offenders whose movements are now restricted in parts of the city.
The three youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were targeted following complaints from city centre shops, stores and entertainment premises about their criminal, illegal and anti-social behaviour.
Birmingham Magistrates Court agreed earlier this week to issue emergency interim ASBOs, enabling the orders to come into force during the Christmas shopping period.
West Midlands Police and the city council say that violent crime in Birmingham city centre has been cut by 62 per cent as a direct result of the anti-gang partnership.
Ayoub Khan, council cabinet member for local services and community safety, said the latest ASBOs would send a strong message to anyone looking to cause problems in the city centre. They should understand that action would be taken against them, he said.
Coun Khan (Lib Dem Aston) added: "We will not hesitate to pursue civil orders to ensure our shopping centres remain safe places to visit. The initial emergency orders are already making a difference."
Following the orders the youths are prohibited from wearing any mask or item of clothing that covers their faces. They must not associate with named individuals and are not to carry marker pens or spray paint in a public place.
They are banned from entering the city centre unless accompanied by a parent, step parent, police officer, an employee of the youth offending services, or unless to attend a pre-arranged appointment.
Chief Superintendent Tom Coughlan, the lead officer for Birmingham Reducing Gang Violence, said: "These ASBOs are not aimed to punish those who have been involved in gang activity but to protect the public from this behaviour that is happening in their neighbourhoods."