Police are enforcing a dispersal order in the Fleetwood area today (Wednesday, July 31) following recent anti-social behaviour.
From 6pm a Section 34 order (Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) will give us the power to ask people to leave certain areas (see map). The order, which continues until 7am tomorrow (Thursday, August 1), has been put in place following the poor behaviour of youths in recent days.
This included disorder in The Esplanade area yesterday (Tuesday, July 30) where a police car was vandalised.
The order will be reviewed and further dispersal orders implemented if necessary.
Insp Jonathan Smith, of Fleetwood Police, said: “Following the recent poor behaviour of youths we are enforcing a dispersal order in the Fleetwood area overnight.
“Up to 100 youths were involved in an incident yesterday in The Esplanade during which a police car was vandalised. We will not tolerate this behaviour and any further incidents will be dealt with robustly.
“Anti-social behaviour covers a range of offences and can involve harm to an individual, to the wider community or to the environment, leaving victims feeling harassed, alarmed or distressed.
“We understand that this can have a profound impact on victims and how safe they feel in their neighbourhood. We are committed to tackling this type of crime.”