Merseyside Police

09/08/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/08/2017 10:17

Dispersal zone in L8 over weekend

Officers in the Liverpool 8 area are continuing to tackle anti-social behaviour and disorder with the introduction of another dispersal zone this weekend.

The zone will be in operation from 6pm to 11.59pm tonight, Friday 8 September and the same times on Saturday, 9 September and Sunday 10 September.

The dispersal zone includes both sides of and including Hill Street, Upper Hill Street, across to Carter Street, but not including Carter Street, Trefoil Close, Vining Street, North Hill Street, Harlow Street, Grafton Street to Hill Street.

The order comes under the Anti-Social Behaviour & Policing Act 2014 which gives police officers and police community support traffic officers powers to direct people they suspect are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behaviour to leave the area for up to 48 hours.

If a person has been directed to leave the area and returns during the period of the dispersal notice, an offence will have been committed.

Any breaches of this can lead to their arrest.

Neighbourhood Inspector Geoff Stewart said: 'This dispersal zone is being put in place to tackle incidents of youth disorder and antisocial behaviour in and around the Liverpool 8 area, and will continue over the coming weekend for the same purpose.

'This order is not about bothering people, young or old, who are going about their legitimate daily business in the Liverpool 8 area. However, we recognise the impact this type of behaviour can have on individuals and communities, and will be targeting people involved in this type of antisocial behaviour and criminality.

'The dispersal zone gives us the powers we need to deal effectively with people and I would urge anyone in the area who has any information about criminal activity contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.'