Posted: Wed 25th Jan 2023

Wrexham city centre dispersal order in place following anti-social behaviour

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A dispersal order will be put in place in Wrexham city this evening as a result of recent anti-social behaviour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers received reports of multiple incidents by a group of between 20 and 30 youths who were roaming between locations in the city centre between on Monday evening (January 23). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Police say these incidents included assaults, a fire extinguisher being set off, signs and coins thrown at shop staff and younger children being chased by the group. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It came following a number of low level anti-social behaviour reports in the city centre over the weekend – in particular in the areas of Regent Street, Eagles Meadow and King Street. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As a result, Inspector Luke Hughes has authorised a dispersal order to be put in place from 5pm today (January 25) until midnight, covering the area outlined on the map above. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The order gives officers and PCSOs the power to direct anybody engaging in anti-social behaviour to leave the area and not to return under Section 34 of the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Failure to comply with this dispersal order will result in arrest. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Inspector Hughes said: “I want to reassure the people of Wrexham that we are taking this matter seriously and that anti-social behaviour in our city is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I am determined that the behaviour of the minority should not distract from the positivity in Wrexham at the moment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Wrexham is doing well, anti-social behaviour is generally down and those who cause these issues will be dealt with robustly. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Parents – I urge you to ensure you know where your children are and what they are up to.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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