A Dispersal Order has been issued in Newport City Centre to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. The Order started at 5pm today, Friday 17th November 2017 and will be in place for 48 hours.
The order comes after concerns from the public in relation to being harassed, alarmed or distressed following reports of crime and anti-social behaviour including abusive language and groups congregating.
The order provides Police Officers and Community Support Officers with the powers to direct anyone to leave this specified area if they are involved in anti-social behaviour or if officers think their behaviour may lead to anti-social behaviour.
If they return to that area after being moved on, they face being arrested.
Due to the urgent nature of this publication, there is no immediate translation into the medium of Welsh available at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. Thank you.