Travellers banned after setting up 17 illegal sites on parks and land across Birmingham

Camps were set up at park and beauty sports across the city

A group of travellers who set up camps across Birmingham have been banned from residing in the city.

Birmingham City Council has secured a High Court Injunction against a group responsible for setting up 17 unauthorised camps - due to significant levels of antisocial behaviour and aggression towards residents, council officers and police while they were there.

The injunction prevents Thomas Cash and others from setting up camps in Birmingham, and breaching the order could result in two years in jail, and a fine for youths.

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The unauthorised camps were set up at Daisy Farm Park in Warstock, Swanshurst Park in Kings Heath, Billesley Common, Chinn Brook Recreation Ground, The Dell, Fox Hollies Park, Cofton Park, Kings Norton Playing Field, Kings Heath Park, Highbury Park, and Kings Norton Park.

The other sites included Senneleys Park, Selly Oak Park, Walkers Heath Recreation Ground, Stechford Hall Park, Stechford Recreational Ground and/or Horselea Croft/Cottsmeadow Drive.

The council said: “The Injunction forbids the defendants from entering or remaining on any part of the land within the city of Birmingham, for the purpose of establishing, joining or being part of an unauthorised encampment as defined at Schedule 3 to the Injunction Order.”

The injunction also applies to owners or passengers of any of the vehicles identified by their vehicle registration numbers in Schedule 1 of the Injunction Order.

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