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11 Dispersal Orders Issued as Police Clampdown on Antisocial Behaviour at Wrexham Bus Station

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

11 people have been removed from Wrexham Bus Station during the past week as officers seek to reduce antisocial behaviour at the facility.

At the end of April a ‘robust’ clampdown was launched at Wrexham Bus Station following a number of complaints from the public about antisocial behaviour.

Since then additional patrols and a ‘dispersal order’ have been in place. Anyone found to be behaving antisocially can be moved away from the area and not allowed to return for a 48 hour period.

A total of 11 dispersal orders have been issued in the past week – with ages of the recipients ranging between 16 and 41.

Speaking about the action taken to tackle antisocial behaviour, Town District Inspector Simon Kneale said: “The operation is ongoing and we are continuing our work with the local authority and staff at the bus station.

“11 dispersal orders have been issued in the past week without the need for arrest. There has been good feedback from the public, staff and surrounding businesses on the positive impact it has had.

“It’s been a success and due to that it will be ongoing.”

Last night PCSO Charlotte Hodges tweeted: “Removed a group from bus station due to their behaviour. Concentrating patrols there. Will look at a dispersal order if problems persist.”

The dispersal order follows a similar clampdown on antisocial behaviour that was enforced at Wrexham Bus Station in October 2015.

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