Dispersal order for Derby city centre following reports of anti-social behaviour
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A dispersal order has been put in place for Derby city centre today following increased reports of anti-social behaviour.
The Section 34 notice began just before 1.30pm and will last until 10pm tonight (Monday 5 June) and covers the area pictured on the map.
It means local officers the power to ask a group of two or more people to leave the dispersal area if they are committing anti-social behaviour, or if we believe they may, or are likely to, cause a nuisance to someone else.
The decision to introduce the order follows a recent increase in calls about street drinking, large gatherings, anti-social behaviour, and begging.
Anybody committing an offence who refuses this order can be arrested and fined up to £2,500 and/or receive a three-month prison sentence.
The order can be put in place for a maximum of 48 hours, but at the point of expiry, officers will carry out an assessment and a further period of up to 48 hours may be granted.
Sergeant Jamie Millard, of the Derby City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The dispersal has been issued to help prevent further reports of anti-social behaviour and to give officers increased powers to target these reports.
“We give careful consideration when introducing these orders to ensure they are absolutely necessary, and they are used to help us ease community concerns and take action on those intent on disrupting the public and local businesses.”
If you are concerned about anti-social behaviour, or to report a crime, please contact us on the details below: