A Dispersal Order has been issued in Newport City Centre to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. The Order started at 4pm today, Thursday 18th January 2018 and will be in place for 48 hours.
The order comes after concerns from the public in relation to being harassed, alarmed or distressed following reports of crime and anti-social behaviour including abusive language and groups congregating on pushbikes.
The behaviour has been described as abusive and intimidating.
The order provides Police Officers and Community Support Officers with the powers to direct anyone to leave this specified area if they are involved in anti-social behaviour or if officers think their behaviour may lead to anti-social behaviour.
If they return to that area after being moved on, they face being arrested.