A dispersal order under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has been authorised for the Sholing area of Southampton, following increased reports of anti-social behaviour.
The dispersal zone is formed of the areas within the A3024, Botley Road and Butts Road as shown on the map.
It will remain in place this weekend until 1am on Monday 26 June.
Officers have been patrolling the area, and will continue to do so to address the issues of anti-social behaviour.
The dispersal authority enables police to deal with any issues of anti-social behaviour in the directed area more effectively, and gives our officers the power to order a person to leave the area with no return within the specified time period. Those who refuse to comply with the order are committing a criminal offence and are liable for arrest.
Individuals who are aged under 16 will be taken be to their home address, and follow-up work will be done with parents.
Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour is asked to contact police on 101, or submit information to us online via our reporting tool here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb-v3/report-antisocial-behaviour/