Dispersal order imposed for Southend seafront ahead of bank holiday weekend car meet

A dispersal order has been put in place in Southend following information received about a car meet that may take place this weekend.

The order is in place now until 11.59pm on Monday May 6.

The order has been put in place to prevent related crime and anti-social behaviour and to prevent those living in the area being harassed, alarmed or distressed. It gives officers powers to move anyone believed to be behaving anti-socially from the area.

The order includes the area Marine Parade, Pier Hill, Western Esplanade and Chalkwell Esplanade.