Tuesday, 11 July 2017

DISPERSAL ORDER GRANTED FOR LONG EATON TOWN CENTRE

Police from the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team had an application for  a dispersal order granted for the town centre last weekend. The order was granted as officers from the team had received numerous reports of anti-social behaviour, underage drinking, criminal damage and loud music being played within the market stalls on the High Street in the town.
The order helped officers to deal with the issue by enabling them to break up groups of two or more people who they believe could cause trouble and order them to leave the designated area for up to 48 hours. Youths under the age of 16 can also be taken home by officers as part of the order. Anyone who refuses to comply with an order to leave will be committing an offence and could be arrested.
PCSO Heidi Andrew, from the team, said: “We had a team of extra officers on duty over the weekend to address the problems. Although we have had lots of reports of issues what we would ask is that people call us when the incidents are actually happening to help us respond quicker.”
The order was in place between 6pm Friday, July 7th and 6pm on Sunday, July 9th.

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