Police in England and Wales are to be given new powers from today to deal with gangs. "Gangbos" will allow police to ban someone from meeting groups of other people, going into rival gang areas or wearing clothes that are associated with a certain group.
Is it a good use of the law or a heavy handed approach from a government which promised to improve civil liberties? Director of policy at Liberty, Isabella Sankey and Kirk Dawes who works as a mediator between gangs in Birmingham discuss whether these measures could work.
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