Pair banned from setting foot inside the Byker Wall area following persistent anti-social behaviour

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A pair have been banned from entering the Byker Wall area following persistent criminal behaviour.

A man and a woman who plagued residents with persistent anti-social behaviour have been banned from setting foot inside a Newcastle community.

Residents in the Byker Wall area had complained about the behaviour of Ian Carr, 37, and Germaine Hamilton, 33, who were regularly carrying out criminal acts such as thefts from vehicles and openly using drugs across the estate and the flats’ communal areas.

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Northumbria Police investigated Carr and Hamilton and by working alongside Byker Community Trust, they identified more than 50 instances of criminality in which the pair were involved.

During a hearing at Newcastle County Court on November 1, both offenders were served with a civil anti-social behaviour injunction which prohibits them from entering the Byker Wall area.

Ian Carr. Photo: Northumbria Police.Ian Carr. Photo: Northumbria Police.
Ian Carr. Photo: Northumbria Police. | Northumbria Police

Should either Carr or Hamilton, who are of no fixed abode, enter the area, they risk the possibility of arrest and even a potential custodial sentence.

Northumbria Police has confirmed that the injunction will remain in place for a year.

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Inspector Craig Patchett, of Northumbria Police, said: “Despite neither of these offenders living in the Byker Wall area, both of them were consistently making the lives of residents difficult with their wholly unacceptable behaviour.

“We’ve worked closely with our partners at Byker Community Trust to compile evidence to put before the courts of their offending and have now secured civil injunctions against them.

Germaine Hamilton. Photo: Northumbria Police.Germaine Hamilton. Photo: Northumbria Police.
Germaine Hamilton. Photo: Northumbria Police. | Northumbria Police

“I’d also like to thank the hard work of our officers and residents from the area who helped provide information towards our investigation.

“Our hope is that this case demonstrates how seriously we take reports of anti-social behaviour in our communities and that we will act using the full range of powers at our disposal to deal with those responsible.”

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Michelle Bell, Assistant Director at Byker Community Trust, added: “We’re committed to keeping our neighbourhoods safe, by tackling anti-social behaviour and working in partnership with Northumbria Police.

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“The successful outcome of these injunctions on these two individuals demonstrates that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour in our community.

“I’d like to thank the police, our staff and residents who have worked hard to ensure a successful outcome and I hope this encourages others who may be experiencing anti-social behaviour on the Byker Wall Estate, to come forward and report it.”