A gang who terrorised a Birmingham estate were yesterday served with Anti-Social Behaviour Orders.
The seven men appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court after a joint operation by the council and police to put a stop to their behaviour in Newtown, Birmingham.
Known as the 'Cash or Slash Money Crew', the gang including Gavin James of Melbourne Avenue and Elijah Hall of Guest Grove, both aged 20, received three-year orders after allegations of verbal and physical intimidation and assault.
They were joined by Lewis Lynch of Lount Walk, Luke Gustave of Frankfort Street, Nijah Miller of New Croft, Joshua Watson of Seals Green, Kings Norton, all aged 19, and 17-year-old Tyrell Miekle of Overmore Close, Lozells.
The orders issued by District Judge Jellema will prohibit the men from entering a specific exclusion zone in New-town.
In addition they have been banned from wearing masks or other garments, which cover their faces in Birmingham.
The men have also been banned from threatening or intimidating any person in Birmingham and have been prohibited from gathering in the city's streets.
Coun Jim Whorwood, cabinet member for local services and community safety at Birmingham City Council, said: "This is wonderful news for the residents of Newtown who have had to put up with this unacceptable level of anti-social behaviour for some time.
"Birmingham is a safe place to live in and we intend to keep it that way."
Superintendent Tom Coughlan of West Midlands Police, said: "It is my firm view that the fear and intimidation carried out in Newtown and Lozells by this group requires partnerships to work in action and every effort to be made to moderate their behaviour so we can give that area back to the community."