Runcorn police increase patrols and impose dispersal order following anti-social behaviour
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Runcorn police are actively targeting a rise in anti-social behaviour in Runcorn this weekend.
There will be an increased presence to tackle the issue of young people causing anti-social behaviour on the busway and Trident Retail Park.
As well as an increase in officers patrolling the areas affected, a dispersal order has also been imposed under Section 34 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, for the Trident Retail Park and the busway. Dispersal orders make it an offence for anyone to return to a specific area for up to 48 hours.
Trident Retail Park Map
The powers are in place from 6pm today (4 February) and will run until 6pm on 6 February.
Chief Inspector Andy Blizard said:
“Due to ongoing anti-social behaviour here in Runcorn by a small minority of young people, we have had we have put in these extra measures over the weekend to deter this behaviour and reassure people that we are taking this seriously.
“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated; our communities should not be disrupted by anti-social behaviour. Every resident has the right to feel safe in their neighbourhoods yet a small minority are disrupting this.
“I would urge anyone who witnesses or feels that they have been subjected to anti-social behaviour to report this to us by calling 101 or reporting it via our website so that we can investigate further.”
Anyone with information on ASB in their area can report it to Cheshire Police via the website.