A family who have harassed communities in east Leeds for a number of years have been banned from entering certain parts of the area.

After a catalogue of problems, three brothers from the Hargreave family living in the Torre Estate have been banned from parts of east Leeds, including from their family home.

Injunctions were granted at Leeds County Court on 8 January 2013 preventing the brothers Liam Hargreaves, 23, Joseph Foley, 19 and Daniel Foley, 18, from entering the area bordered by York Road, Wykebeck Valley Road, Oakwood Lane, Easterly Road, Roundhay Road, Sheepscar Street South and Regent Street.

As well as the injunction, Leeds City Council was also granted possession of the family home, suspended on terms that the mother, Deborah Hargreaves, does not allow the sons to enter the property. Both orders remain in force until 09 January 2017.

Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member for neighbourhoods, planning and support services said:

“It is not fair to a community to have a family causing this much disturbance and over a long period of time.

“We want people to feel safe and sound where they live and build good community relationships and we will not tolerate families or individuals who try to ruin this.

“This is a good result and I hope it sends a strong message to the minority of people who cause distress to their local communities.”

The brothers were abusive to neighbours and intimated the local community for a number of years. Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team (LASBT) working with West Yorkshire Police, East North East Homes Leeds (ENEHL) secured the order after working with the local community and logging the catalogue of complaints.