Dispersal order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Swale
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A dispersal order is in place to tackle anti-social behaviour in Swale for the second weekend running.
It started at 6pm on Thursday 1 June and will remain in place until 6pm on Sunday 4 June 2023, again covering Sittingbourne Retail Park as well as the High Street.
The order has been implemented again to ensure a swift response to any reports of anti-social behaviour.
Inspector Vanessa Foster, from Swale’s Community Safety Unit, said:
‘Residents and business owners continue to raise concerns about nuisance behaviour in the area, including the reckless use of bikes and e-scooters. We are determined to respond to these concerns and Sittingbourne will see additional patrols this weekend. ‘The dispersal order gives our officers additional powers to move on anyone causing a nuisance and, if necessary, arrest those who return to the area once dispersed. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and those responsible will be held to account.’
Anybody who wishes to report instances of anti-social behaviour should report it online via the Kent Police website. If a crime is in progress, please don’t hesitate to call 999.