A Birmingham gang member has been banned from certain areas of the city, following an injunction secured by the city council in partnership with police.
The injunction excludes Nathaniel Ellis (25) from a large area of Lozells and Newtown in an attempt to prevent him from re-engaging in gang activity in the area.
Ellis is the elder brother of Charlene Ellis, who was shot dead in the New Year's Day shootings in Aston in 2003. Ellis himself was wounded in another shooting incident in Newtown which left his friend Paul Francis dead in August 2005.
The injunction was sought to protect both the public and Ellis and the council says it hopes it will "help him to rebuild his life and break the cycle of offending".
This is the fourth injunction that the council and police have sought together, in recent months, to tackle gangs in the area to protect the public.
Full orders against Simeon Bernard (20), Jermain Carty (29) and an interim order against Andell Butcher (25) similarly prevent them from entering wide areas of Newtown and Lozells as it is believed that they are or have been entrenched in the gang culture in this area.
In addition, anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) were obtained against members of the 'Cash or Slash Money Crew' in July 2006 following allegations of verbal and physical intimidation and assaults in Newtown.
Sgt Martin Hurcomb, West Midlands Police said: "Real progress has been made in recent months by way of a multi agency partnership approach to dealing with gang members in Handsworth and surrounding areas. We intend to build on this and will continue to work with our partners to look at other ways we can tackle gang crime. It quite simply will not be tolerated."