People in Gloucester are being urged to look at the faces of two men who were handed anti-social behaviour injunctions last week.

The civil injunctions, applied for by Project Solace and granted at Gloucester County Court last Wednesday (25 January), mean Jamie Lee Poulter, 24 and from Hucclecote and Clarke David Rowe, 30 and from Gloucester, could be arrested if they cause a nuisance or annoyance to anyone in the city, use or threaten to use violence in the city or enter a specific address in Queens Close, Hucclecote.

The injunctions were granted after evidence was gathered that Poulter and Rowe were taking advantage of two vulnerable people in the Hucclecote area, staying at their address, using controlling behaviour and causing anti-social behaviour. Poulter has also threatened violence to Gloucester City Council staff.

The orders remain in place until 9 January 2018 and any breach could result in a prison sentence.

Emily Jones, Senior Community Safety Officer at Gloucester City Council, said: “Project Solace is committed to supporting victims of anti-social behaviour in Gloucester and taking the necessary action against perpetrators. Unfortunately cases like this can go unreported because victims are often scared to speak out. We encourage anyone affected by ongoing behaviour that causes them harassment, alarm and distress to contact us confidentially so that we can help.”

Matt Puttock, Gloucester Community Sergeant, said: “Frequent and repeated police incidents were reported at the address of the vulnerable people involved but the situation is so much better now since the injunctions were applied for and granted. By working in partnership we are pleased to have been able to protect two vulnerable individuals from the coercive control of someone posing as a friend.”

Project Solace is a multi-agency partnership between Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire Constabulary aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour.

The team are based at Herbert Warehouse, the Docks. You can report anti-social behaviour to Solace in person, by phone on 396396 or email asb@gloucester.gov.uk

Anyone who believes they have seen Rowe or Poulter breaching the injunction should call police on 101.

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