Dispersal orders in place for Canvey and Benfleet

Dispersal orders are being put in place on Canvey Island and in Benfleet today following concerns relating to anti-social behaviour.

The orders are in place from 3pm today (Monday October 31) until 3am tomorrow (Tuesday November 1) following a series of incidents in the same areas this time last year.

Last Halloween police received a number of reports from both areas relating to groups of people setting of fireworks and acting anti-socially.

On Canvey Island the order covers an area around the town centre including Furtherwick Road and the High Street.

In Benfleet, it covers the area around London Road, Church Road, Kents Hill Road North, Clifton Road, High Road, and Tarpots Corner.

The order gives officers the power to direct people suspected of acting anti-socially to leave the area.

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Mick Ferris

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