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Highgate gang member banned from Ally Pally Park

PUBLISHED: 17:03 30 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:57 07 September 2010

A Highgate man has been banned for five years from entering parts of Haringey and associating with members of a Wood Green gang. Highgate Magistrates Court handed Michael Gaynor, 23, an Anti Social Behaviour Order (Asbo) this week, which bans him from a

A Highgate man has been banned for five years from entering parts of Haringey and associating with members of a Wood Green gang.

Highgate Magistrates' Court handed Michael Gaynor, 23, an Anti Social Behaviour Order (Asbo) this week, which bans him from associating with 13 members of a Wood Green gang or glamorising gang culture on the internet. The order also forbids Gaynor from entering Alexandra Park, parts of Hornsey, Wood Green and Noel Park - until April 26, 2015.

The court heard how Gaynor, of Gaskell Road, is part of a gang and has been involved in anti-social behaviour mainly in the Wood Green area, causing widespread fear among residents and businesses.

Videos posted on the internet where Gaynor made references to carrying guns, dealing drugs and shooting people were also shown to the court.

After Gaynor received his Asbo, Haringey's borough commander Dave Grant said: "This sends out a clear message that if you commit crime and anti-social behaviour, action will be taken against you. The restrictions placed on his use of the internet reinforce our message that unacceptable behaviour, glamorising acts of violence, through this medium will not be tolerated.

"Local communities should be reassured that we, the police, and the local authority, are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and when their lives are being blighted, we will take action to protect them."

The nine-point Asbo bans Gaynor from entering the exclusion zone, intimidating anyone or being in any group of three or more people in a public place which is acting in a manner likely to intimidate anyone.

He is also banned from featuring in any video or audio material that is uploaded onto the internet that is threatening, abusive, insulting or making reference to gang affiliations. The order states that he is forbidden from using the internet to glamorise gang culture, or uploading any rap songs to the internet that mention any opposing gangs, guns or provocative lyrics which would cause increased tensions and physical public violence. Gaynor is forbidden from uploading photos or videos where the subjects are using or wearing green bandanas and from associating with 13 named individuals.

The Asbo was granted by Highgate Magistrates Court on Tuesday (April 27) and lasts until April 26, 2015.


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