TWO Basingstoke teenagers who were banned from contact with fellow members of a street gang by a judge last month breached the order they were given just days after it was made.

The boys, from Beggarwood and Popley, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were part of a group of ten young people linked to a criminal gang thought to be behind a range of drug, weapon and robbery offences in Basingstoke.

On Friday, March 19 at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, district judge Tim Pattinson banned all ten members of the ‘Basingstoke Street Gang’ from any contact with one another or the five adult members of the gang, for a period of two years, by granting a gang injunction order requested by Hampshire Constabulary.

However, on March 22 and 25, two of the group were found in breach of this order by meeting with other group members.

Appearing back at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (March 31), both respondents were given gang injunction supervision orders, which mean that for the next three months they must attend appointments with officers from the designated youth offending team.