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Dispersal order in force in Beeston after persistent breaches of Covid rules

A 48-hour dispersal order was in force covering an area of Beeston following reports of persistent breaches of Coronavirus restrictions.

Last Saturday night a party was attended by the police and a number of fixed penalty notices were issued due to flouting of Covid-19 rules.

The dispersal order means police officers can direct people they suspect are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behaviour to members of the public to leave a designated area for up to 48 hours.

Furthermore, if they return to the specified area after being moved on they can be arrested.

The boundaries of the exclusion zone are Broadgate, University Boulevard, Woodside Road, Turnpike Lane, Broadgate Court, Salthouse Lane and Salthouse Court.

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Inspector Simon Riley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Since the second national lockdown came into force at 12.01am yesterday we have continued to receive calls regarding groups and parties in the locality.

“The force’s approach continues to focus on engagement, explaining and encouraging people to follow the Covid regulations, but if people persistently break the rules and put other people at serious risk we won’t hesitate to take firm action.

“Police resources will be in place during the period of the dispersal order to ensure that people are complying with the law and act responsibly.

“Although sadly a minority of people are choosing not to adhere to the regulations, I’d like to thank the vast majority of the public who are following the rules and helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus.”

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