POLICE GIVEN POWER TO DISPERSE TO TACKLE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN SANDOWN

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Police officers will use dispersal powers under the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act in a bid to curb troublesome behaviour in Sandown over the past few days.

Groups of people have been gathering around the area of Culver Parade, flouting social distancing rules imposed by the Government during the coronavirus crisis and causing a public nuisance with swearing, fighting and drinking.

Earlier today, local councillor Paul Brading said that the trouble is thought to involve people currently residing at various hotels in Sandown on a short term basis. This is believed to include the homeless. These hotels are being funded by the council with the co-operation of owners.

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Hampshire Constabulary have this evening confirmed that officers have now been authorised the use of a dispersal power available under Section 35 of the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2012 in the area shown on the map below.

This gives officers and PCSOs the power to disperse people from within the zone shown for up to 48 hours if they are contributing, or likely to contribute to, either anti social behaviour or crime/disorder. This power lasts until 19:02 on Sunday 5th April.

Local residents – some of which have said the undesirables should have been split up across the Island – will notice increased patrols in the Sandown area as Police reassure the public that they are dealing with the issues that have been raised.

On Thursday night a man sustained a fractured skull following an incident in Crescent Road – just behind the hotels where individuals are being temporarily housed.

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Mary
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They try to help the homeless and this is how they repay people helping them disgusting behaviour

Knighton
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I clearly said this would happen. MOST homeless are not unfortunate victims, but those ARE the ones the media will always show.

This is how many really are, whilst ALL will have an excuse, which is then ‘used’ as a reason by their highly paid solicitors as to ‘why’ they are vile, low life, it matters not if YOUR life is being ruined by such.

The police need to have powers to spary tear gas in their faces, or smash they with truncheons, for force and power is ALL many primitives understand, seeing reasoning, kindness as weakness and using such to become untouchable by society and the law.

I saw this BEFORE it happened, other need to see such AFTER it seems

Knighton
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As I stated before and got thumbs down, these homeless are often not sad victims, but the low life. It is NOT the council paying for them. WE ARE. The Police should take no lip, and use a truncheon to smash the jaw of anyone even answering them back.

Anything else will be seen as weakness and it will continue, costing us more as we pay to take them to court, some old duffer will give them a fine, which we will pay, and so it goes on forever, getting worse as their vile numbers grow ever more.

Someone who knows.
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Surely no one is really surprised that the scum is behaving like the scum they are?

There is only one real solution to this type of trash, lethal injection. Do us all a bloody favour and rid society of these types of human vermin.
And while we’re at it, the people in authority who have made it so that no one is allowed to speak out against the trash for fear of being shouted down by the softly softly brigade, they are as much to blame as the trash they constantly champion.

fred
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They have little too loose so not sure these new rules will be effective. The residents are right, like at school, these adult children need to be split up. If not lock them up for three months for the safety of the locals.

Batman
Batman
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Gathering in Shanklin if they wanna stop that too….. Drink drugs music shouting just head to lidl and you can hear and smell it

Islander
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These people get given a lifeline by being temporarily housed in hotels to protect them and yet they are still putting not only themselves at risk but the general public aswell.
What a selfish bunch of ignorant people wasting public funds that are better used to combat the outbreak.
They should of been split up around the island where they weren’t housed with friends, next thing will be the hotel owners having to claim money back for damaged rooms.

Knighton
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A huge mistake to ‘split up’ low life. As they tried that approach with having to put so many ‘social houses’ in with every new building programme.

All it does is make these scroungers, workshy, breeders, ‘imagine’ that they are worthy of living in a nicer area, and they bring that area down to ‘their level’ and ruin what others have worked damn hard to get to ‘avoid’ having to live with such parasitic charity kept beings and their numerous clones.

Years ago such were housed in the same area, the Police found it easier, they could all play their music loud, all shout swear, drug deal, mate with one another’s partners, the kids could swarm from garden to fenceless garden, trashing anything they could, but ‘usually’ only harming other low life.

Similar to what is happening in inner cities, oft the ‘stabbed victim’ is likely, truth be known, to be as useless as the person doing the vile act, just they pulled the knife first. Point being that to normal society, the loss is rarely a loss to the normal world.

So, keep all low life together where possible, and, when as some do, they prove themselves to be decent by looking after their homes, their garden, their children and pets, and have been a good citizen, then give them a chance and something to ‘aspire to’ by providing better living for such decent people. Any slide back, and back to the scumsville you go.

Stay at home
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I’d hope the libtards that constantly defend such filth would have less to say in their defence from now. Decent people have had to suffer and fall by the wayside for long enough, If you have mental health problems but not one of the drink and drug crowd, you’re not understood by the people meant to help vulnerable people, in fact they look down their noses at you because as far as the libtard social worker types are concerned, anyone with ‘real’ problems ‘have’ to turn to drink and drugs because they have “no choice”, Which is utter rubbish of course, but they don’t want to hear anything that disproves their do-good beliefs that the scum are just people who need ‘their’ help and anyone who may have suffered because of the scum and whose own mental health has got worse because of them and who actually need help more, are the very ones who not only get no help at all, but are actually condemned by the libtard do-good brigade for not being like the scum and for daring to speak out against them.

Phil Stat
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Just couldn’t make this up could you?! What a dog’s breakfast by the council. Poor old Sandown.

Bob Frapples
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March them all to the end of the pier and make them jump , this is a perfect time to get rid of scum

Stay at home
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Haha, yes, but then that would pollute the sea with the scum.

All very sad
All very sad
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They have always had that “power” So where’s the breaking news?

Truebritt.
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What’s wrong with opening the empty prison camp facilities to these vulnerable and disadvantaged people in order to give them space to live life as they would want to and distance the rest of us from their lifestyle?

Original Mark
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Clearly something needs to be done if these people are causing trouble but I’m not sure how dispersing people from the area under the 2014 (not 2012?) act is supposed to work if they are living there.

Bert
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The idea of giving out warnings on first offence is BS.
These morons know the law & should be fined from start
The same for leaving home for a day out FINE THEM ON 1St OFFENCE NO IF’S OR BUT’S.

I have been in isolation for the last 3 weeks & these morons do this, NO EXCUSES JUST FINE THEM!

Tim C
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They should have the full force of the law come down on them, scumbags.
Fine the heck out of them, they don’t respect lockdown. Putting lives at risk.

Subby
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The police force is full of lying filth, how can Satan cast out satan

Old bean
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Some people your can’t just help wasters in life

Opinions Matter
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So this is how the homeless and vulnerable people who have been temporarily housed in these hotels, payed for by the council, well actually it’s payed for by you and me, the council tax payer, repay their gratitude with this shameful, disrespectful behaviour. Not all, only the idiots that are behaving like this really have no place in a civilized society. They really don’t care about anyone or anything, only themselves. The police have a tough enough job to do in the best of times, they should not have to be dealing with these ungrateful idiots appalling behaviour in these very difficult and challenging times. For starters, shops in the area should not be selling them alcohol.

Original Mark
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Although I live near the trouble spot I’m fortunate enough not to have been bothered by these “undesirables” (or even seen them). I have, however, seen patrol cars waiting on culver parade.

Given that the order lasts until the end of the weekend I’m slightly concerned that the 2014 act could be being misused as a back door way to give the police the power to turn people away the beach that the 2020 legislation didn’t give them.

Can we get get confirmation from them that this is not the case.

Dave Boon
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You just Don’t Get it Do You !!! No matter what there social problems Are ! Nobody should be acting in this Way !! Let’s hope no one near to you Dies in the Lonely Disgusting manner that this disease Kills Lived ones alone and you defend these people & your right to go on the Beach is Appalling

All very sad
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David Boon, have you had trouble getting your meds!

Subby
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The body of society is diseased and some are doing better out of the diseased society than others..whilst the foul mouths are a real disturbance it is a case of can Satan cast out Satan…talking of foul mouths , maybe we should have someone with fresh breath in office and not any old dog breath, because some dog breaths have property and power and the force is just to protect those so let’s test everyone’s breath and find out who is fit for fresh insight, start testing the breath of the officials first and you might like to test yours…dog breaths of a feather flock together..test the breath of the world leaders, find humans with fresh breath because any sub human can wear clean clothes on the outside..you fools you only clean the outside of the cup.

Phil Stat
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Just when I thought you may have a point, you started insulting everyone. Not so fresh.

Subby
Subby
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Who said I was fresh, I said find those who are, obviously you are not nor the others who mark down, so you would flock together and crucify me rather than improve your breath..

Terry Derrick
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Try a mint that might help,

wednesday16
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?????!…eh? Tried to make sense of this but didn’t dare hold my breath until I did!

Community nurse
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I’m a community nurse and was out on my rounds over the weekend, large groups of young adults all hanging around the shop on avenue road, groups of six all next to each other and in the way of people getting in and out of the shop. Such selfish behaviour

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