Twelve-year-old and two young teenagers arrested on suspicion of breaching dispersal order in Ashford

Contributed by editor on Feb 10, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Kent Police officers arrested three young people on suspicion of breaching a dispersal order in Ashford High Street on Monday 6 February 2017.



The dispersal order was put in place between Sunday 5 February and Monday 6 February following complaints made about nuisance behaviour in the area of Ashford town centre.

Anti-social behaviour


Officers served six notices to individuals asking them to leave the area following reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB).

A 14-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy from Ashford were arrested for allegedly revisiting the area after already being ordered to leave by officers. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries until 30 March 2017.



PC Steven Hill from Ashford Community Safety Unit said: ‘ASB can be very detrimental to a community and we do all that we can to ensure we reduce the risk of it in Ashford. We cannot allow people to feel threatened.

‘The dispersal order is a flexible power that can be brought in at any time to cover certain areas and it is an offence to fail to leave when directed.

‘We will continue to work with partner agencies to reduce future incidents. If necessary we will continue to issue similar orders in the future.’


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