MEMBERS of a notorious teenage gang who conducted a 12-month reign of terror against residents have been banned from the Chalkhill Estate.
Police obtained anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos) last week for the five unruly youngsters, all members of The Chalkhill Blue Boys.
Magistrates were told by officers that over the past 12 months the tearaway teens have been responsible for causing criminal damage and theft at a nearby primary school, have trespassed and behaved anti-socially in housing blocks, and have threatened and abused police officers.
Members of the gang also committed offences including assault and burglary and have stolen from Asda supermarket, in Forty Lane, from which members were already banned, police said.
Faisal Yussuf, 17, Hashi Ali, 18, Zakary Daud, 17, Awale Mohammed Hassan, 16, and Khayber Erfan, 17, have been ordered not to enter an area designated by police, which covers most of the Chalkhill Estate.
If they behave in an abusive or aggressive manner to a police officer or member of the public or associate in the company of more than two Chalkhill Blue Boys members at any time in the borough for the next two years they could be arrested and charged.
Those members of the gang who live on the estate are allowed to come and go from their homes.
However, they have been given a restricted route which they must take to leave the estate.
Hassan, Daud and Erfan are also banned from Asda and its car park.
Sergeant Parag Gor, of Barnhill Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: "The youths, self-named The Chalkhill Blue Boys, have caused significant anti-social behaviour within the Chalkhill Estate.
"The gang has sought to intimidate the local community and the police officers who patrol the area.
"They have disrupted the quality of life for residents and businesses."
Councillor Lincoln Beswick, lead member for crime prevention and public safety, said: "I fully support these Asbos. We should be intolerant of any such behaviour.
"This is a clear message - don't misbehave or you will lose your liberty."