Police impose dispersal order in South Woodham Ferrers

A dispersal order will be in place on South Woodham Ferrers this evening following reports of anti-social behaviour.

The order will run from 7pm tonight, Wednesday 27 May until 7pm Friday May 29.

There was increased police activity in the area yesterday in which one person was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon and drugs.

“We’ve received a number of calls reporting incidents of anti-social or nuisance behaviour, particularly over the past week” said Chelmsford and Maldon Community policing team Inspector Barry Booth.

“This is not behaviour we will tolerate within our community and any group in the dispersal zone found to be causing problems or trouble for other people, will be given an order, by officers, to leave the area.

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

The area covered by the dispersal order is outlined by the map below and covers Knight Street, and the car park in Baron Road.

If you see anyone acting anti-socially or in a way which is intimidating or causes you or others distress, please call 101 so that police can take action.

In an emergency always dial 999.

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Mick Ferris

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