Anya Newman succeeds in obtaining the longest sentences to date for breach of the Black Country Car Cruising Injunction.

Date: Tuesday 24th January 2017

On Friday 20th January 2017 Mr Justice Holroyde passed sentence on Sam Green and Reuben Charlesworth for breaching the Black Country Car Cruising injunction. The two had been involved in a car cruise which took place in the Flood Street car park in Dudley on 8th August 2016. The car cruise involved numerous vehicles, many with modifications, gathering on a car park, playing loud music, flashing their lights and driving in convoy. Mr Green uploaded footage of the car cruise live to his Facebook account.

In passing sentence Mr Justice Holroyde noted that this was not the first time proceedings had been brought for breaching the injunction, that the injunction had been in force for almost 2 years and that the message that it was a serious Court order needed to get through. He sentenced Mr Green to a period of 4 months' detention and Mr Charlesworth to 3 months' both were suspended on terms of compliance with the injunction going forward.

Joseph Giret QC and Anya Newman were instructed at first instance by a grouping of 'Black Country' Local Authorities. Although the car cruising injunction has decreased the level of the problem in the Black Country, the activity still causes issues with 3 deaths suspected to have been linked to the cruises in the last year.

For further information on the injunction, please click here.

Anya is regularly instructed by various Local Authorities throughout the Midlands on a range of Housing, Public Law and Commercial matters. She was led before Mr Justice Mitting, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, in a six week trial relating to a care home owner's claim for £1m loss of profits following alleged misfeasance in public office. 

Anya Newman CV

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