Dispersal order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Bargoed
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A dispersal order will be in place in Bargoed tonight following an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour.
The 48-hour order, which is being issued as a result of an increase in calls reporting anti-social behaviour (ASB) and criminal damage in the area, will be in effect from 7pm tonight (27 January) and will remain in place until 7pm on Saturday 29 January.
Dispersal orders give officers extra powers to direct groups to leave an area if they are involved in ASB, if members of the public are being harassed, alarmed or distressed or if officers think their behaviour may lead to ASB.
If they return to that area after being moved on, they face being arrested.
The order covers Station Road, Bargoed Gateway, Angel Way, Wood Street, Upper Wood Street, Hanbury Square, West Street, Cross Street, Greenfield Street, Francis Street, Ruth Street, South Street, Park Road, Morrisons’ car park, and all public spaces and thoroughfares within the boundary shown on the map.
Source: Google Maps
Inspector Lysha Thompson said:
“Anti-social behaviour and associated crime and disorder is unacceptable: it negatively impacts on the quality of life of our communities and it won’t be tolerated. We will continue to take action against anyone intent on causing harm in our communities.
“Throughout the order, officers will be visible and will work with our Safer Caerphilly partners to patrol areas covered by the dispersal order, respond to reports of disorder and reassure the public. If you have any concerns, please do stop to talk to us.
“While the order is in place, we’d ask that parents continue to speak to their children about the impact their behaviour can have on their town and their neighbours.”