Police given extra powers to deal with anti-social behaviour in Llantwit Major

Officers in Llantwit Major have been given extra powers to deal with anyone involved anti-social behaviour today.

The dispersal order, which is granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, will apply to all, including youths, and will be in place for 12 hours from 12.00 to 23.59 on Sunday 1 January. It will cover the area as shown on the map.

Police officers and PCSOs will be able to instruct anybody who is causing, or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to leave the area. They will also have the power to seize any property which officers suspect is being used to cause ASB.

Chief Inspector Richard Haines from South Wales Police said: “The dispersal order is in place this weekend as a preventative measure.
“We will have an increased presence in the area and officers won’t hesitate to enforce the extra powers afforded to them in order to keep the community safe.
“We urge parents and guardians to speak to their young people about not getting involved in anti-social behaviour.”
Anyone with information or concerns about this matter, is asked to contact South Wales Police by one of the following means quoting refence number 2200435319.

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Email swp101@south-wales.police.uk



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