Police grant dispersal order in Manor Farm in Bristol

A dispersal order has been imposed by police on an area in Bristol after complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour.

People living in the Manor Farm area said they had had enough of gangs of youths hanging around their streets and causing a nuisance.

The order gives police the power to move groups of people suspected of causing trouble.

The dispersal order will be reviewed after six weeks.

Ch Insp Debbie Palmer-Lawrence, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "It allows us to break up the groups of the known individuals that we know are down there.

"Stop them hanging around the streets, making noise, breaking the law and generally causing a nuisance.

"If they refuse to go or if they come back within a certain amount of time that gives us the power to arrest them and put them before the court so they can then explain their behaviour to the magistrate."

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