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A dispersal order has been put in place for the next 48 hours in part of Chesterfield.
The order has been put in place in the area pictured following disorder in Holmebrook Valley Park.
The order comes after reports of a large group of young people fighting in the park last night (23 June) and officers are currently making enquiries to identify those involved.
The order runs from 5pm on Friday 24 June to 5pm Sunday 26 June – and allows police to disperse people from the stated areas, and, if they are involved in instances of anti-social behaviour, take anyone under 16 back to their home.
A dispersal order can only be authorised for a maximum period of 48 hours but at the point of expiry, an assessment can be carried out and a further period of up to 48 hours can be authorised if necessary.
Inspector Kara Simpson, who leads the policing team in Chesterfield, said: “This type of behaviour is absolutely unacceptable, and officers are working as a we speak to identify those involved. When they are identified, we will look to take robust action against them.
“I would urge anyone with any information about the incident to get in touch with the force – and I would also ask parents or guardians to ensure that they speak to their children and reinforce the message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated, and the potential repercussions should they be involved.”
Anyone wishing to report anti-social behaviour can do so be using the following methods:
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.