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Police put Preston city centre into high alert following youth disturbances

Posted on - 2nd July, 2023 - 9:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Mounted police officers pictured in Preston city centre during December Pic: Tony Worrall
Mounted police officers pictured in Preston city centre during December Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston city centre has been put on high alert for police patrols after anti-social behaviour.

Preston Police announced Inspector Clough has authorised a section-34 dispersal notice.

This is due to a high number of anti-social and criminal acts being committed by youths in the city centre.

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Patrols are being stepped up and police say they will ‘take positive action against any person identified as being involved immediately or in the days following CCTV capture.”

No details have been given about the incidents involved which have triggered the use of a section-34.

Police have also made a direct plea to parents to control their children.

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A police spokesperson said: “We urge any parent without clear knowledge where their child is to ensure they are not involved as we shall be seeking prosecutions for offences committed. This is your opportunity to safeguard your child and support local businesses.”

The dispersal order came into force at 8pm on Sunday (2 July) and runs until 2am on Monday (3 July).

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