Thurcroft: Teenager arrested in police dispersal order


A dispersal order granted in the Thurcroft area of Rotherham for 48 hours last week saw a marked reduction in the number of antisocial behaviour incidents reported to police.

The dispersal order, granted under the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, was in place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March, in response to a number of calls to both the police and the council about disorder.

Over the two nights, one teenager was found to be in breach of the order and was taken home to his parents.

One teenage boy has been arrested in connection with antisocial behaviour and has been bailed while enquiries continue.

Two isolated incidents of antisocial behaviour have been reported to police since the order was enforced.

Inspector Steven Brookes, who leads the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The introduction of the dispersal order is by no means a quick fix and our work to combat antisocial behaviour and associated disorder will continue alongside the council and other agencies.”

“Anyone found to be engaging in crime will be dealt with in a robust and appropriate manner. We will not tolerate this disorder on our streets, it is a blight to the local community and it must stop.”

Anyone wishing to report antisocial behaviour, or who has information about crime in Thurcroft, can call police on 101.