Leicester disorder police powers ended

Special police powers adopted to deal with violent disorder in Leicester have been ended.

The force imposed orders under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act and Criminal Justice Act after gangs attacked shops in the city centre on 9 August.

These allowed officers to search, identify and move on people but police said the main problems had passed.

More than 80 people have been arrested and more than 40 charged in connection with the disorder.

Ch Supt Rob Nixon, commander of the city policing unit, said: "We used these powers when there was a heightened risk of disorder in the city.

"That time has passed, and it is no longer appropriate for us to keep them. This is another sign that things have returned to normal in Leicester."

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