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Dispersal order in place in Nursling this weekend

A dispersal order has been put in place in Nursling for this coming weekend (17-19 June) in response to information received about unauthorised car meets.

The order will cover the areas shown on the map, including the Nursling Industrial Estate, and it will run from 6pm today (Friday 17 June) until 6pm on Sunday 19 June.  

A Section 34 order gives us the power to direct a person who has committed, or is likely to commit, anti-social behaviour to leave a specified area and not return for a specified period of up to 48 hours. Officers are also able to seize any items used in the commission of anti-social behaviour. 

If considered appropriate, the power could be extended beyond the 48 hour period.

Inspector Chris Taylor, Test Valley District Inspector, said: “There have been previous incidents of large gatherings of cars meeting in Nursling. Street racing, damage to road surfaces, noise and dangerous driving has been reported causing harassment, alarm and distress to local residents.

“Our officers will continue to have an increased presence across hotspot areas in Nursling to deter events such as these large-scale car meets from taking place. If we encounter these events, we will do our utmost to educate those in attendance and take robust enforcement action where necessary.”

“Our operation is not aimed at people meeting in their cars peacefully, simply those disrupting local communities and acting in an anti-social manner.”

If you have any concerns or information on any criminal activity taking place, please contact us on 101 or on 999 if it is an emergency.


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