Dispersal order in Derby this weekend following recent car meets
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A dispersal order which includes the majority of Derby and some of the surrounding districts will be in place this weekend in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour and disorder.
The measure has been taken by local neighbourhood policing teams in the area following large car meetings and large gatherings during previous weeks in the Chellaston, Wyvern and Littleover areas.
Concerns have been raised about anti-social behaviour, breaches of Covid regulations and traffic offences.
The order will be in place between 4pm today (Saturday 7 November) and 4pm on Monday 9 November.
Temporary Inspector Matt Haslam said: “There have been two car meets in recent weeks which have caused concern local residents about safety and anti-social behaviour.
“We have put this dispersal order in place to provide officers with extra powers to deal with any issues and to hopefully prevent and deter this behaviour from taking place.”
The order has been granted under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, and allows for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and police officers to direct a person to leave the area specified within the order if they have reasonable grounds to suspect their behaviour has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public.
Failure to comply with the order can result in arrest.
The area covered by the order is within Derby Southern Bypass (A50), Burton Road (A38), M1, Ilkeston Road, Station Road, A6096, Cat and fiddle Lane. Derby Road, Lime Lane, Brookside Road, A61. A map has been produced to show further details.
You can report crime, suspicious behaviour or nuisance activity or contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team using one of the following contact methods:
- Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website– complete the online contact form police.uk/Contact-Us
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.