Police dispersal order issued for Lancaster city centre to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour
Police issued a dispersal order in response to increased youth anti social behaviour and criminality in Lancaster city centre.
A section 34 Dispersal order was authorised 7.15pm on Wednesday, August 18 until 4am on August 19.
Police said a section 35 notice would be issued, meaning a person will be directed to leave or be taken home if it is suspected that the behaviour of a person in this area has contributed to or is likely to contribute to:
-Members of the public in the locality being harassed, alarmed or distressed or
-The occurrence in the locality of crime or disorder, and
-That the PC or PCSO considers that giving a direction to the person is necessary for the purpose of removing or reducing the likelihood of the above.