Salford man jailed after breaking ''Gangbo' injunction

Patrick McCann was among a number of people to be given the 'Gangbo' in Salford Credit: GMP

A man has been sentenced after being found in breach of his civil injunction in Salford.

Patrick McCann, 29, of Stewart Avenue, Farnworth was found to have breached the terms of his civil injunction twice on 20 June 2016, after he was found at Captain Fold Road and Gorse Drive, in Little Hulton; locations he is prohibited from entering.

Whilst there he made threats to the victim, a 40-year-old woman which caused harassment, alarm and distress.

McCann appeared at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 25 July 2016 and he was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison per breach, to run concurrently.

In October 2015 civil injunctions were granted against thirteen people after Greater Manchester Police applied for them under the Anti-Social behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The conditions include preventing the individuals being in possession of a bat, hammer, wooden stick, or knife and prohibiting conduct that causes or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person.

The injunctions also prohibit the individuals contacting or associating with each other within the Greater Manchester area and being in specified locations.

Superintendent Mark Kenny of Salford division said:

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.