DISPERSAL ORDER FOR NEWPORT ISSUED AS POLICE AIM TO STOP ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR SPIKE

An increase in unsavoury and antisocial behaviour in Newport has led to the Police issuing a 48-hour dispersal order to the town centre.

Yesterday evening at around 23:00 Sergeant Radford of the Isle of Wight Police issued the warning citing a want to avoid similar issues to those that happened in the County Town not too long ago.

Under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Police have the power to exclude a person from an area for a period of up to 48 hours with an Inspector’s authority.

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This most recent order follows the one issued in Sandown earlier this week when young people were caught drinking, and there was some criminal damage caused at the derelict Ocean Hotel.

Sergeant Radford said:

“You may recall a while ago there were issues in the town and I don’t want that to happen again.

“The order will last for 48 hours. Ask yourself if you know what your son or daughter are doing tonight? Should they breach the dispersal notice they can be arrested.”

When enforced, a child aged under 16 can be removed to their home address or a place of safety.

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The order applies to any behaviour, not just alcohol-related crime and disorder, and does not require the pre-designation of a dispersal zone.

Officers must have reasonable grounds to suspect that the person in question has contributed or is likely to contribute to:

  • Member 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.

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Bazza
Bazza
1 month ago

Being supportive of the Thin Blue Line I just hope you have the resources to enforce such action.

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

These ferral kids need bringing back under control. To me, the problem is their parents. They obviously are not aware or don’t care what their little darlings get up to when they leave the house.
To get to the root of the problem, the parent/parents of repeat offenders should have to attend a Parenting Skills Course because they obviously are not doing a very good job at the moment. Unless something like this is introduced, nothing will change and it’s down to our poor island Police officers to keep ‘baby sitting’ these brats.

fred
fred
Reply to  Sunshine
1 month ago

The report says nothing about it being kids in Newport. Mostly drunk 18+ people coming out of the pub and fighting because someone looked at their girl.

Mrs. T
Mrs. T
1 month ago

These‘children’ need jaw broken by Police Anything else makes them rightly assume they are invincible to punishment

Will grow up even worse and will breed even more rubbish from puberty until all too long away charity paid for burial

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Problem is many of the parents don’t give a damm anyway. Ban the parents and child for couple days , then they may take notice.

Mark West
Mark West
1 month ago

Stop their parents benefits and blacklist them from working via word of mouth if caught, that’d work…

Letting you know
Letting you know
1 month ago

More feral low life will be along soon…

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

The trouble is, if these troublemakers are banned from Newport Town Centre, where will they go next? Better off they were all put on a curfew and give the respectable people of Newport some peace. Stay at home, do your homework and be good, well behaved little children and stop being a right big bloody pain in the ar*e.

bob one
bob one
1 month ago

the new isle of Wight

J Bruce Ismay
J Bruce Ismay
1 month ago

God the amount of the little rats I can hear walking past my house at a distance between each other as they feel they MUST SHOUT to one another at 2,3,4am.. what on earth goes through these lowlifes heads?! Not a lot I’m guessing.

Lazy Painter
Lazy Painter
1 month ago

So, a kind of martial law when an officer can decide who walks down a street. If that was a motorist being told not to drive down a certain road it would be described as a fascist state.

Ting tong from Tooting
Ting tong from Tooting
Reply to  Lazy Painter
1 month ago

Yep, good shout.
Question for the sheep, Where would you rather certain groups gather ?
In residential roads and streets and down dark allyways and public parks OR in the middle of a busy town centre with cctv ect.

 

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