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Car-Cruising – Injunction granted by Luton County Court

Following a hearing on 20 August 2020, Luton County Court has issued an injunction against car-cruising throughout the borough of Stevenage. The terms of the Injunction and the Court papers are set out here.

It is a criminal offence to breach the terms of the injunction.

The injunction was granted on an “interim” basis, and a further Court hearing will take place on Friday 7 December, in which the Council will seek to have the injunction made permanent.

Right to Oppose the Final Injunction.

Any person who wishes to challenge the injunction can apply to become a Defendant for the purposes of the 7 December Hearing. If you wish to do so, you will need to inform the Court and the Council by 4pm on Thursday 3 December. Please note – becoming a Defendant to the proceedings is a different step to simply attending the hearing.

The Council strongly advises anyone wishing to oppose the injunction to seek legal advice in advance.

Cllr Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council said:

“The council applied to the High Court earlier this year for an injunction to ban car cruising throughout the borough of Stevenage. Our aim was to protect the safety of the general public, shown in the tragic events of last year, and to prevent the associated anti-social behaviour and nuisance that comes with car cruising.

On 20 August 2020 the Court granted the Council’s injunction on an “interim” basis. A further court hearing will take place on Friday 7 December, in which we will seek to have the injunction extended for forthcoming years.

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