Youths causing ‘alarm and distress’ in West End Park force police to issue dispersal order
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A dispersal order has been issued by police in West End Park after groups of youngsters were causing “alarm and distress” to the public.
Officers say that they received “a number of calls” last night (November 8) about anti-social behaviour in the park and the surrounding areas of March.
The order means that from 7.30pm to midnight a constable or PCSO can direct a person in the specified place to leave the area immediately and not return before midnight.
Cambridgeshire Police said: “Sadly we have received a number of calls this evening (November 8) from concerned members of the public telling us about groups of young people causing alarm and distress towards them in West End park and the immediate surrounding area.
“As such your local policing team have bestowed a dispersal order under s35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014.
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“Those who fail to comply commit an offence. Property can also be seized under this order.”
Residents expressed their concern online, saying: “Things are getting worse and worse in March, doesn’t seem to matter how many things they are given to do, they would rather hassle everyone else and destroy/vandalise everything in the park.”
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