Police dispersal order in place for Brookfield

A police dispersal order is in place in Brookfield, near Preston, today.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 8:33 am
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 3:04 pm
Police dispersal order in place for Brookfield

It follows reports of antisocial behaviour and criminal damage by teenagers in the area.

Officers have warned that “failure to listen to dispersal could result in arrest”. Police can also seize items under the authority.

PC Ste Connolly said: "The authority was put into place by Inspector Khan following numerous reports of a group teens causing problems around Gamull Lane and Watling Street Road.

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"Incidents involved them dragging wheelie bins into the middle of the highway, throwing rocks at passing vehicles, resulting in four being damaged, and some racist abuse towards one of the drivers who challenged the group.

"The group were reported to have been on bikes and all had their faces covered."

The dispersal order will be in place until 7pm today.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “This order allows us to disperse any persons that are or are likely to act in an anti-social manner from the area, if an individual chooses to ignore this order then they could be arrested.

“In addition to this, the authority allows officers to seize any item in a persons possession that is or is likely to cause anti-social manner.”