Arnold slapped with dispersal order in bid to clamp down on anti-social behaviour

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A dispersal order is being slapped on Arnold town centre in a bid to clamp down on anti-social behaviour

The 48-hour dispersal order will start from mid-day today (Friday 13).

While the order is in place, police officers and community support officers will direct anyone (10 years or older) to leave designated areas if they are involved in or likely to be involved in anti-social behaviour, crime or disorder.

If those warned return to the specified area, they can be arrested (under section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014).

Areas include: Coppice Road, Leivers Avenue, Bonington Drive, Hallam’s Lane, Nottingham Road, St Albans Road, Furlong Street and streets and car parks within including the area around McDonalds on Sir John Robinson Way.

The dispersal order will end at midday on Sunday (15 April).

There will be an increased presence and CCTV operator coverage during this period. Police officers and PCSOs from across County South will work together with Gedling County Council to enforce the order this weekend.

Sergeant Dan Skoraczewski said: “The dispersal order will be in effect again from Friday to Sunday to move on anyone who is causing problems. Additional officers from Nottinghamshire Police and Neighbourhood Wardens from Gedling Borough Council will be tasked with patrolling the town centre area during this period and will make full use of these dispersal powers which they have been authorised to use.”

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