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Handsworth Dispersal Order

Posted by Catherine Munyarari on 7th April 2014

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Handsworth dispersal order

Officers from the Handsworth Wood neighborhood policing team have been granted a dispersal order to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Handsworth.

The order covers parts of Handsworth including Rookery Road, Friary Road, College Road as well as Oxhill Road and was granted after officers received complaints from the community.

The section 30 dispersal order will run for six months, with powers coming into place from midnight on Monday 7 April 2014.

Officers will have the power to disperse groups of two or more people from the area if they are suspected of causing anti-social behaviour.

Those found to be repeatedly breaking the order may face further civil interventions.

The policing team will be conducting patrols in the area to ensure that troublemakers are dealt with robustly and that the dispersal order is enforced.

If you are affected by anti-social behavior then you can call your local neighborhood team on 101.

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