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New Hall Lane disorder sees police patrols stepped up

Posted on - 3rd July, 2019 - 3:47pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fishwick, Preston News, St Matthews
The area covered by the Section 34 order
The area covered by the Section 34 order

Disorder in New Hall Lane has seen a dispersal order put in place by police.

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Preston Police have triggered a Section 34 between New Hall Lane and Ribbleton Lane.

It follows an incident of disorder in the area during Tuesday evening which saw three people arrested.

A police spokesman confirmed to Blog Preston the disorder related to a group throwing stones at passing cars in New Hall Lane.

Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested, one on suspicion of criminal damage and another for public order offences.

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

The order gives police the power to ask people to leave a certain area.

Police patrols are being stepped up.

Read more: Police say man’s death off New Hall Lane was not suspicious

Inspector Patrick Worden said: “We have introduced the dispersal order following some incidents of disorder and anti-social behaviour in this area over the last couple of days, behaviour that will simply not be tolerated. We will continue to use every power at our disposal to reduce the impact of crime and antisocial behaviour on the community.”

The dispersal order is in force until 8.13pm on Thursday (4 July).

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