Police to use new powers to target anti-social behaviour in Chaddesden

Posted on 20th November 2014

Police will be using newly introduced powers to tackle issues of anti-social behaviour in parts of Chaddesden.

In recent weeks, members of the public have reported instances of nuisance activity in and around Roosevelt Avenue.

As a result, police will be carrying out extra patrols in the area to identify those responsible and consider further action.

They will also be using newly introduced dispersal powers to move people on even if they only suspect them of being involved in anti-social behaviour.

Previously, dispersal orders were targeted at alcohol-related crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour.

Now, the new Section 35 Dispersal Power can be used to stop any antisocial behaviour or crime – not just that linked to alcohol.

Officers can also now deal with ASB or crime not only when they have occurred or are occurring, but also when they are likely to.

Children aged 16 or under can be removed to their home address or a place of safety, and anyone moved on under the powers can be prohibited from going back there for a certain period of time.

Anyone who refuses to comply with an order to leave will be committing and offence and could be arrested.

The dispersal power runs from 4pm on Friday, November 21 to 4pm on Sunday, November 23.

Police also want members of the public to report suspicious or nuisance activity to them on 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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