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Police issued dispersal order at Nottinghamshire village festival

Police have vowed to crack down on antisocial behaviour this summer and consider re-issuing disposal orders after taking positive action to tackle youths causing disorder around the Brinsley Big Weekend festival.

A 36-hour dispersal order was put in place from 7 pm on Saturday (15 June 2024) after reports of antisocial behaviour issues occurring around the entrance to the event and nearby grounds.

Using their powers, officers moved three youths away from the area who were causing problems and ignored warnings about their behaviour.

Two more youths, reportedly involved in disorderly conduct including being abusive towards police, were taken home to their parents and will be voluntarily interviewed in due course.

Neighbourhood officers also seized an e-scooter which was being ridden illegally in the Cordy Lane area.

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The dispersal order covered Brinsley Recreation Ground, the Brinsley Parish Council site, and the area encompassed by Church Lane, Broad Lane, Moor Road, and Brynsmoor Road.

Chief Inspector Riz Khan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We decided to take robust action and issue the dispersal order on Saturday night after receiving numerous reports of young people involved in antisocial behaviour (ASB) in the area.

“This kind of behaviour impacts people’s quality of life and affects how they feel about the place they live, which is completely unacceptable and will never be tolerated by us as a neighbourhood policing team.

“In response to these reports, a 36-hour dispersal order was issued that gave our officers additional powers to move antisocial youths away from the area and – in some cases – return them to their homes and parents.  

“We take all reports we receive of antisocial behaviour and associated criminality extremely seriously and, while this order has now come to an end, we will not hesitate to issue another one immediately if it is needed.

“There is no place for antisocial behaviour in Brinsley, or anywhere else in Broxtowe.

“Our officers will continue to take robust action against anyone found to be causing problems for others, to prevent further offences from occurring.

“We will also work closely with our council partners to ensure people feel safe and those who ignore warnings about their antisocial behaviour are dealt with appropriately.”

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