Police crack down on anti-social behaviour in Nottinghamshire town

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Problems with anti-social behaviour in Stapleford have prompted the police to take action this weekend.

The Broxtowe South police force is attempting to crack down on the behaviour which has been affecting the town by introducing a dispersal authority from 5pm Friday October 27 until Sunday evening, October 29.

This will give the police the power to move people on from certain areas, although the exact extent has yet to be made clear.

It comes after a spate of antisocial behaviour such as bike theft and egg throwing carried out by teenagers, according to Councillor Richard MacRae, and will mean more officers in the area.

Councillor MacRae said: “There is a small handful of young people, a very small minority, who seem out of control. Hopefully this will give us peace of mind.

“It has not been going on for a week or two, it has been going on for months. It has got beyond a joke, it is good to see police are doing something now but it is sad that it has got to this.”

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In September a similar order was put in place in Hickings Lane Recreation Ground for a weekend to allow the police to stop young people gathering in the park.

According to a spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Police this "allowed the police to give a person who is causing harassment, alarm or distress direction to leave the area identified in the map for the following 48 hours."