A 48-hour dispersal order has been issued for Nantyglo following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.
The dispersal order came into effect at 8pm on 25 November and will be in place until 8pm tomorrow, Saturday 27 November.
The order covers the areas highlighted in the map below, including Pond Road, Lakeside Way, and the Old Nantyglo school site, and gives officers extra powers to direct groups away from the area if their behaviour is likely to contribute to disorder or cause harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public.
Source: Google Maps
Persons will be arrested if they return to the area after being directed away.
The order was put in place following reports of eggs being thrown at vehicles and damage to property.
Inspector Shane Underwood said:
"We've received an increase in calls reporting anti-social behaviour in Nantyglo and have put a dispersal order in place to reassure residents.
"This type of behaviour is never acceptable: throwing eggs at passing vehicles not only causes damage to property, but puts motorists and nearby pedestrians at risk.
“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated by Gwent Police and we'll continue to take action against anyone intent on causing harm in our communities.
“We’d ask that parents ensure they know where their children are at all times, particularly while the dispersal order is in effect. Anybody with any information around those responsible for the recent disorder can contact us on 101, or direct message on Facebook or Twitter."