Manchester City Council

Violent anti-social trio handed injunctions

A number of Anti-Social Behaviour injunctions have been obtained by Manchester City Council following a serious assault and threatening and abusive behaviour towards residents in Moston.

Manchester County Court granted the injunctions against Jemma McGill, 33, of Crammond Close, Newton Heath, Danielle Mills, 28, of Ten Acres Lane, Newton Heath and James Mills, 27, of Chinley Avenue, Moston for instances of violent, threatening and abusive behaviour directed toward residents of Chinley Avenue, Moston.

On a Friday night this summer, Jemma McGill held an all-night party - at her then residence -  in Chinley Avenue, Moston, keeping local residents awake with excessive noise well into Saturday morning. 

In the morning after the party, two Chinley Avenue residents were subjected to verbal abuse by McGill and her cohorts. And another local resident was seriously assaulted and subjected to homophobic abuse.

Interim injunctions were obtained by the council against Jemma McGill, James Mills, and Danielle Mills but the three determined to contest the evidence and the cases were scheduled for trial at Manchester County Court.

Prior to her trial, McGill breached her Injunction order with instances of violence and abusive language, and was arrested on 19 August.

A breach of an injunction order is punishable as contempt of court and can lead to imprisonment or a fine, or both.

The following day (Monday 20 August) McGill was excluded from the immediate area surrounding Chinley Avenue after the council varied her Injunction application in a move to further protect local residents from her violent, aggressive and abusive behaviour.

At a hearing this month - before Deputy District Judge Corscadden - McGill pleaded guilty to three breaches of her Injunction order and was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for two years.

Danielle Mills and James Mills did not attend their trial, which was heard in their absence. Both received two-year injunctions - with clauses to protect the witnesses and local residents - and were both ordered to pay £600 in costs.

Councillor Nigel Murphy, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "I’d like to thank the witnesses to this unacceptable behaviour who bravely took a stand against it. Without their support, and our partnership work with Greater Manchester Police, this action would not have been possible."

“Clearly there is no place for this kind of anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods and we’ll continue to offer residents all the support we can to stamp out this type of distressing conduct. They need to know that the council is on their side and that no one has to put up with this sort of atrocious behaviour.”

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