May
11
2013

Injunction Powers – Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

In the Queen’s Speech last week the Crime and Anti – Behaviour Bill was announced. There are a number of measures in the Bill that impact on noise and anti-social behaviour that is often associated with, or a cause of, noise. In particular the Bill contains an new potential power of ’Injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance’. This is a civil power which can be used against anyone over the age of 10 – in the youth court for under 18s or the county court.  Bodies that can apply for an injunction are: a local authority; a housing provider; a chief officer of police (including British Transport Police); Transport for London; the Environment Agency; and NHS Protect in England (or its successor) and corresponding official bodies in Wales.

Find explanatory notes for the Bill here

 

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