Dispersal order in place to thwart planned gathering in Chelmsford

A dispersal order has been put in place in part of Chelmsford after police were made aware of a planned unauthorised large gathering.

It follows recent anti-social behaviour in the area including noise, reported drug use and large gatherings of people.

A dispersal order will be put into place from 6pm today, Friday July 10, to 6pm on Sunday July 12.

It will cover Ingatestone Road, Highwood Road, Ivy Barns Lane and the sounding area shown in the map.

Inspector Barry Booth said: “The order gives officers the powers to direct anyone causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area.

“Breaching any direction given under the order is a criminal offence.

“We will use policing powers as appropriate to deal with any anti-social and criminal behaviour “

Please report any incidents to 101, or 999 in an emergency.

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Mick Ferris

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