Dispersal Order in response to recent antisocial behaviour results in multiple orders issued
Local Policing Team Officers have been on the ground in Formby this evening, in support of the Dispersal Zone around the Duke Street Park area.
This is in response to recent complaints of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, including fireworks, bricks and eggs that have been aimed at passing vehicles.
Multiple dispersal order forms have been issued. Two teenaged boys were arrested on suspicion of public order offences and criminal damage.
Officers put out a fire that had been started in the park in an attempt to set fire to a bench. At this time (8:15pm) patrols remain in the area and will continue to enforce the Dispersal Zone over the next 48 hours.
Parents, be mindful of where your children may be going at night and who they will be with. You can play a part in reducing these issues and avoid a visit from officers bringing your child home.
There will be a dispersal zone in place, in Formby, this evening, Saturday 16th October from 4pm for 48 hours.
Dispersal zones give police officers and police community support officers, powers to direct individuals who we suspect are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behaviour out of the area for up to 48 hours. Any breaches of this can lead to arrest.
We know there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour in the area, and that's why we are putting this order in place to ensure that members of the public can feel safe. We're also going to have extra officers available in the area, so that you can rest assured we are doing everything we can to tackle anti-social behaviour in your area.
If you have any questions or concerns, remember you can approach any officers you see in the area, or message Merseyside Police Contact Centre. If you see any anti-social behaviour taking place, you can report it via our website here - https://crowd.in/1Q4uL8