A BARRY man has been given an anti-social behaviour injunction that has prevented him from visiting nearby Dinas Powys.

Michael Cross, of Riverside Place, Barry has received the injunction due to anti-social behaviour in the Caerleon Road area of Dinas Powys after he had subjected residents to threatening behaviour and using quad bikes and motorbikes in an anti-social way. He was warned about the behaviour but continued and was issues the injunction by Cardiff County Court on October 22.

The year-long injunction bans Mr Cross from entering or attempting to enter the Caerphilly Close, Caerwent Close, Rhuddlan Way, Caerleon Road, Criccieth Court and Caerwent Gardens areas of Dinas Powys. He is also banned from approaching, threatening, intimidating or physically harming anyone who lives in the previously mentioned areas, which includes families, friends or visitors and applies if they are in the area or not.

The injunction was granted to United Welsh who were working in partnership with South Wales Police and Vale of Glamorgan Council. Mr Cross did not attend a follow-up hearing to discuss the injunction that was set for October 28 and he faces a fine or prison if the injunction is breached.


United Welsh's neighbourhood safety manager, Sian Weeks, said: "We are very grateful to everyone in the community and our partners at South Wales Police and Vale of Glamorgan Council for helping to gather evidence which led to this result.

"People have the right to live peacefully in their own homes. The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 is there to protect ordinary people and we hope this injunction will bring some relief to all those negatively impacted by Mr Cross' anti-social behaviour.

"United Welsh will provide support to any of our tenants or residents experiencing anti-social behaviour and we will continue to work with our partners to tackle it in all of its guises."

Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet member for legal, regulatory and planning services, Cllr Eddie Williams, said: "I hope the granting of this injunction sends out a clear message that the Vale of Glamorgan Council and its partners will not tolerate anti-social behaviour.

"Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and we will continue to take action to tackle it. I’d like to thank United Welsh, South Wales Police and the local community for their help in securing this outcome.”

In September, a CCTV camera was also installed on Caerleon Road to help tackle anti-social behaviour.

Anyone wishing to report incidents of anti-social behaviour to United Welsh can do so by contacting the Neighbourhood Safety team at www.unitedwelsh.com or by reporting it to the police on 101.

In an emergency, always dial 999.