Injunction made against man jailed over Resorts World gang fight

A man will be bound by tight restrictions on his prison release after police secured an injunction controlling his movements.

Samba Faal
Samba Faal

Samba Faal was jailed earlier this year for violent disorder after a clash between rival gang members in Resorts World, Birmingham, left one man with a serious knife wound.

West Midlands Police has successfully applied for an injunction against Faal, who is from Coventry, which will severely impact on his activity when he eventually emerges from behind bars.

The order bans him from Birmingham city centre and Erdington, plus also stops him from hanging around with 19 named associates – men aged between 19 and 29 – who police suspect are also involved with gangs.

Faal must provide police with details of any vehicle he owns or intends to drive, is not allowed to own more than two phones, and is banned from appearing in gang-themed drill music videos.

The injunction – under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act – was granted at Birmingham County Court last week and runs until September 2023.

Police can arrest Faal if he breaches any of the conditions.

He was jailed for 12 weeks for breaching the interim order against him after officers spotted him in a YouTube video glorifying gang violence.

Chief inspector Phil Cape, from the Birmingham Organised Crime Unit, said it’s the latest success in the force's ongoing efforts to tackle violent crime in the city and to make communities safer.

He said: "We will use all the powers at our disposal to disrupt the activity of people linked to gang violence.

"We’ve already secured gang injunctions against several men; the injunction against Faal uses different legislation but comes with similar conditions.

"Faal has multiple arrests for drugs, shootings and murder but has avoided prosecution each time until he was jailed for his part in the Resorts World violence."

Faal can only enter his exclusion zones for work, medical or legal reasons and only if he notifies West Midlands Police in advance.

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