Nottingham

Newark estate groups face dispersal order

Police are taking action to curb problem behaviour on a Nottinghamshire estate.

A Dispersal Order, which covers the Hawtonville Estate, Newark, allows officers to move on groups causing problems and arrest them if necessary.

It is in response to complaints from residents and businesses about drinking and vandalism in the area.

Police have said they intend to take "positive action" to make sure people are not intimidated.

Beat Manager PC Sarah Murdoch said: "Dispersal zones have already been successful in other areas across Nottinghamshire and I hope to see a positive impact on the Hawtonville Estate.

"I have directed my officers to take positive action and I will continue to work with our partners and the community to ensure a good quality of life is maintained."

The dispersal zone covers roads to the east and west of Bowbridge Road, including Bancroft Road, Earp Avenue, Grange Road, Elizabeth Road, Boundary Road, Lime Grove and Churchill Drive.

The order will be in place for six months to August.

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