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Dispersal order issued in north of Southampton following public order incidents

A dispersal order has been issued in the north of Southampton following incidents of public order


The order covers Fritham Road, Bentley Green, Beauworth Avenue, Exford Avenue, Somerset Avenue and Minstead Avenue in Harefield, Southampton and surrounding areas as shown on the attached map and lasts until 8.40pm tomorrow (25 June).


It gives police the power to make those involved in anti-social behaviour leave the area for up to 48 hours or they will be arrested.


Officers can also seize anything used to commit this behaviour.


The order has been put in place following reports of threats being made to local residents, assaults and criminal damage in recent days.


Acting PS Daniel Morant from the Southampton North Neighbourhoods Policing Team said: “We will not tolerate the type of behaviour we have seen in Harefield in the last few days which is why we have put this order in place to keep the community safe.


“If necessary, we will not hesitate to extend this order beyond tomorrow.


“If you live in the area and have any concerns, please speak to an officer if you see them.”


You can report any information about antisocial behaviour in your neighbourhood online via the Hampshire Constabulary website or by calling 101.