Dispersal order imposed after disturbance in Brentwood High Street

A dispersal order is currently in place in Brentwood after a number of calls from members of the public relating to a disturbance taking place in High Street.

Those reports stated a significant number of young people were behaving antisocially and some were armed. Thankfully, there are no reports of any injuries whatsoever.

Officers quickly attended the area dealt with the incident. A decision was then made to put a dispersal order in place to reduce the risk of further antisocial or violent behaviour in the area, to ensure the safety of the public and to prevent any further disruption to residents and businesses in the area.

The order covers the area shown in the map and is in place until 6am tomorrow morning, Friday April 12.

The order gives officers the power to instruct anyone suspected of causing antisocial behaviour to leave the area and not return within 48 hours.