Police impose Dispersal Order on Wharton to tackle anti-social behaviour
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Police tackling anti-social behaviour in Wharton are imposing a Dispersal Order on the area (Dispersal Zone marked in red).
The Order has been implemented under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. An Order is in currently in place until 6am Saturday morning and another Order will then be in place from 4pm that afternoon. This will run for 48 hours.
The Order provides the police with the extra powers to break up groups of two or more people, where they believe their behaviour is causing a nuisance, harassment or distress.
The police can move individuals out of the specified area and stop them from returning for up to 24 hours.
If you are aged under 16 and in the dispersal area without the supervision of an adult, the police may take you home if it is appropriate to do so.
If you are ordered to leave the Dispersal Order area and come back into the areas marked on the map, you are likely to be arrested.
Sgt Paul Cundy said:
“Last night a number of wheelie bins were set on fire and this follows on from other recent anti-social behaviour which we will not tolerate. We will continue to use these powers to deter anti-social behaviour along with longer term solutions which we are working on with our partners at Cheshire West and Chester Council and the local schools.”