Updated: Sunday, 19th November 2017 @ 8:06am

Salford mobster wanted after breaching first-ever gang injunction following spate of organised crime shootings

Salford mobster wanted after breaching first-ever gang injunction following spate of organised crime shootings

By Mancunian Matters staff

A mobster who was granted an historic gang injunction in Salford is wanted by police after continuing to contact his accomplices.

Leevon Birchall, 19, was given an interim gang injunction by Salford Council and Greater Manchester Police, the first of its kind, following a spate of shootings across the area in September.

The orders banned Birchall and three others from entering Salford communities and communicating with one another in an attempt to put an end to organised criminals running riot across the city.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Downey, part of Project Gulf team, said: "The whole purpose of the injunction is to ensure communities stay safe, by restricting people’s ability take part in any gang-related activity.

"He has breached this civil order and been sentenced for it so he needs to be taken to prison to serve his time.

"We also know that Birchall has a large number of followers on Twitter so he needs to know that we will be appealing to them to tell us where he is."

Birchall has regularly breached the order, including contacting associates on social media sites, and was sentenced in his absence to 84 days imprisonment. He is now wanted.

He has links across Salford and anyone who is found to be assisting his evasion of capture will face prosecution for perverting the course of justice.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111.

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