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Further dispersal order issued in Petersfield

A further dispersal order has been put in place in Petersfield this weekend


Officers have authorised a second order for this weekend in response to ongoing concerns of increase in anti-social behaviour in the area.


The order will run for 48 hours starting from 6pm yesterday, Friday 18 March until 6pm tomorrow, Sunday 20 March.   


It will cover areas including Petersfield Town Square, and the area bordered by Station Road, Charles Street, The Spain, Hylton Road, Dragon Street and College Street. 


The order gives police the power to disperse people involved in anti-social behaviour in the area.


It also gives officers the power to seize anything used in the commission of anti-social behaviour.


Those under 16 will be taken to their home address and follow up work will be done with parents.


Sergeant Kieren Mansell said: “We know anti-social behaviour and associated crime has a negative impact on the local community which is why we have set up another dispersal order for this weekend to help us tackle these issues and keep people safe.


“The order has been authorised to run for 48 hours from 6pm yesterday afternoon, Friday 18 March until 6pm tomorrow, Sunday 20 March and covers area shown in the map. 


“Officers will be conducting patrols throughout the weekend. If you have any concerns or information please don’t hesitate to stop and speak to them.


Anyone who witnesses any anti-social behaviour should call us on 101 or report online at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/.


If a crime is in progress always dial 999.