How police are taking action in Clay Cross to tackle anti-social behaviour

Police have introduced a dispersal order in Clay Cross after an increase in yobbish behaviour in the town.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 10:53 am

The order started on Friday night and ends at 6pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Clay Cross Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Due to lots of recent anti-social behaviour, an increase in calls for service and concerns from local residents in Clay Cross, a Section 34 dispersal order under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 has been authorised.

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Police have released this picture of the dispersal order zone.

“This gives us the power to disperse anyone within the map of Clay Cross (as pictured) causing anti-social behaviour or likely to contribute towards anti-social behaviour, out of the mapped area or to their home address.

“If you need any more details, flag us down and we would love to have a chat with you.”

Residents have taken to social media to raise concerns about anti-social behaviour in Clay Cross – and call for the dispersal order to extend beyond Sunday.

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