Traveller family get 5-year ban
AN intimidating family of travellers have been banned from entering Sandwell for another five years – while the head of the family has been barred from entering the area for an entire decade.
The notorious Cassidy family, who were also banned from Solihull in March, have also been ordered to pay costs of £16,000.
Fourteen members of the family were originally banned from setting up unauthorised encampments in Sandwell last year. Now the council and West Midlands Police have secured an extension to the original injunction.
And father John Cassidy was banned from the entirety of Sandwell until June 2028. He is also forbidden from using or threatening violence, causing annoyance and removing any padlock, lock or bolt from anywhere in Sandwell.
Supt Richard Youds, of Sandwell Police, said: “This family have caused problems to the residents of Sandwell for a number of years.
“This extension provides business owners, residents and members of the public with the reassurance they will no longer be subjected to the behaviour of this group.”