Merseyside Police is introducing a Dispersal Zone in West Kirby on Friday 9 June in response to an increase in reports of criminal and anti-social behaviour in the area.
The order runs from tomorrow (Friday 9 June) at 3.00pm and will last for 48 hours until 3.00pm on Sunday 11 June. Officers will be in the area to provide a visible presence and deal with any incidents.
The order comes under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour & Policing Act 2014, which gives police officers and police community support traffic officers powers to direct people who are engaging in antisocial behaviour or are likely to become involved in such incidents. These powers will not be used for anyone visiting the area and going about their daily business.
Under the legislation, officers have the power to seize any item used in the commission of anti-social behaviour.
Should a person who has previously been directed to leave the area return, an offence would be committed, which they may ultimately be arrested for.
Always call 999 if a crime is in progress. You can pass any information on anti-social behaviour via our social media desk Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook.
You can also contact the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also follow @MerPolWirral on Twitter and Facebook for updates and advice.