A dispersal order is in place in Southend this evening following reports of anti-social behaviour.
The order has been authorised from 8pm today (Monday September 14) and will remain in place until 2am on Tuesday September 14.
It follows reports of a large group of young people behaving anti-socially in and around Warrior Square Skate Park.
A dispersal order does not prevent residents or visitors being in the area, but allows officers to disperse anyone behaving anti-socially to keep local communities safe.
Breaching any direction given under the order is a criminal offence and, if you do, you could be arrested.
The dispersal order covers the area highlighted south of Queensway, including Victoria Shopping Centre, Warrior Square, Southend Central and The Royals Shopping Centre.
Anyone who experiences antisocial behaviour should please report it on 101 or ring 999 in an emergency.