Evening Times

Cash hope for thugs’ victims

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VICTIMS of anti-social behaviour ignored by the authoritie­s could get funding for private court actions against their tormentors.

Under a proposed Home Office scheme, families who are “passed from pillar to post” could be given the money to take out court injunction­s.

It would be a “last resort” for victims who had nowhere to turn. The police forces and councils which failed to help them would then be forced to pay the bill.

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