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Sneinton: Police issue 30-hour dispersal order over car cruising

A 30-hour dispersal order covering an area of Sneinton and The Dales will be in force from 7pm today (Saturday 13 April 2024) in response to increased reports of vehicle-related antisocial behaviour.

The order comes after an increase in complaints from local residents about antisocial car cruising and street racing.

It applies to Daleside Road and Daleside Road East (A612) from the junction of Meadow Lane/Manvers Street to the junction with Byron Close. The dispersal order area will also incorporate gatherings on East Point Retail Park.

The powers, granted under Section 34 of the antisocial behaviour, crime, and policing act 2014, will enable officers to disperse anyone for the purpose of removing or reducing the likelihood of members of the public being harassed, alarmed, or distressed, and to prevent crime and disorder in the locality.

Failing to comply with an order, requiring them to leave the area for up to 48 hours, is a criminal offence.

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If they return to the specified area after being moved on, they can be arrested and officers can return anyone under the age of 16 to their home address.

The order will remain in place until Monday morning (15 April 2024).

Inspector Steve Dalby, neighbourhood policing inspector for Nottingham South, said: “Over the last few months we have received an increase in calls from concerned local residents and members of the public, complaining about the alarm and distress this vehicle-related antisocial behaviour is causing them – particularly in the Daleside Road area.

“We have listened to their concerns and we will be making use of these dispersal powers to prevent, deter, and reduce any disorder and to move people on if they are causing any issues.

“We are continuing to take this antisocial behaviour seriously. Our proactive patrols will continue and I want to reassure members of the public that we will take appropriate action against individuals who cause safety concerns and misery for local people.”

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