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Parents asked to quiz their kids as patrols are stepped up in Ribbleton

Posted on - 5th August, 2019 - 3:36pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Skeffington Road dispersal zone

Police have asked parents to quiz their children about where they are when they leave the house after a spate of antisocial behaviour.

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Patrols have been stepped up in the Skeffington Road area of Ribbleton after a number of incidents over the weekend.

A dispersal order came into force at 2pm on Monday (August 5) giving police the power to ask people to leave the area.

It will run until 2pm on Wednesday, when it will be reviewed and extended if necessary.

Read more: Broadgate dispersal order after antisocial behaviour in the area

Insp Patrick Worden, of Preston Police, said: “I have authorised this dispersal order in response to concerns raised by local residents.

“We understand that anti-social behaviour can have a profound impact on people and how safe they feel in their neighbourhood.

“Anti-social behaviour covers a range of offences and can involve harm to an individual, to the wider community or to the environment, leaving victims feeling harassed, alarmed or distressed.

“We are committed to tackling this type of crime and if necessary, further dispersal orders will be authorised in the area.

“I ask parents of children that reside in the area to be intrusive as to the whereabouts and activities of their children when they are not at home.”

Have you been affected by antisocial behaviour in the area? Leave your comments below.


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