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THIS is the face of a suspected gang member jailed after being caught linking up with an associate he was banned from contacting.
Paul Blackhurst was handed a gang injunction over concerns he was among a group of troublemakers behind violence and drug dealing in Litherland and Netherton.
He has now been locked up after breaching the terms of that order.
Blackhurst was one of four people handed injunctions in May following a police probe into criminal activity in South Sefton.
He was banned from parts of Litherland as well as Marion Square - areas already governed by special powers to combat anti-social behaviour.
The 25-year-old was also forbidden from having dealings with a list of associates under the terms of the injunction.
But after being handed a suspended prison sentence for entering an area of Litherland he was banned from, he was locked up for four months and seven days for contacting one of those associates.
He is the latest man to be jailed for breaching a gang injunction - a type of civil order handed out at Liverpool County Court in a bid to restrict underworld and yobbish activity in areas blighted by thugs.
By making breaches of the terms criminal offences, the orders are an attempt to crackdown on suspected gang members and any trouble believed to be linked to them.
Since 2012 around 100 have been handed out on Merseyside, with dozens thought to still be active.
Just last month provisional injunctions were handed to men suspected of having links to a spate of violence across Bootle in 2018.
Paul Blackhurst, 25, jailed for breaching a gang injunction handed out in connection with a probe into trouble in South Sefton