A dispersal order has been authorised by Lancashire Police in partnership with Lancaster City Council, to tackle anti-social behaviour on the Ridge estate in Lancaster.
This follows a marked increase in reports of anti-social behaviour in and around the area over the last twelve months.
Although several police tactics were employed to deal with these reports, and there had been some positive results, problems still persisted, which were affecting the area and its’ residents.
The order allows the Police to disperse groups of two or more people away from Ridge Square.
Superintendent Andrew Webster said: “This order is part of our broader approach to tackle anti-social behaviour on the Ridge estate, and continues our approach of listening, engaging and responding in accordance with the community’s wishes.”