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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Proposal for Section 30 Dispersal Order

1. Introduction

Due to issues in and around Bonfire night, particularly the misuse of and anti social behaviour related to fireworks, the Darnall, Tinsley, Attercliffe and Meadowhall Safer Neighbourhood Team will be applying for a Section 30 Dispersal Order.

2. Powers

Once an application has been successful, if a police constable or police community support officer has grounds for believing that the presence of a group of two or more people in a public place is likely to result in member(s) of the public being intimidated, harassed, alarmed or distressed, the officer can give the following directions: -

· Require the group to disperse;
· Require those who do not live within the relevant locality to leave the area;
· Prohibit those who do not live in the relevant locality from returning for 24 hours.

Refusing to comply with a direction from an officer is a criminal offence.

If you would like to comment on this application, or if you have any questions, please contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0114 2964439

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