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Police will issue a further dispersal order in Newhaven ahead of the weekend

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 16:17 BST

Police in Newhaven will be issuing a further 48-hour dispersal order ahead of the weekend.

This is the third dispersal order Sussex Police have issued in Newhaven town centre and is following reports of youths fighting with weapons on Tuesday afternoon (September 3).

Superintendent Katy Woolford of Neighbourhood Policing said: “We attended the High Street following the reports and two victims were identified.

“Both were taken to hospital for treatment and were later discharged.

“This remains a top priority for us and a number of enquiries have been conducted in this ongoing investigation.

“We are still encouraging anyone who believes we may have a reason to speak with them in connection with this matter to come forward to us.”

Under the order, also known as section 35 order, police officers and PCSOs can tell individuals or groups, who are causing significant and persistent anti-social behaviour to leave the area and not return for up to 24 hours. The new order will run from 6pm on Friday (September 6) to 6pm on Sunday (September 8).

Officers are carrying out high visibility patrols in the town to enforce the order.

Superintendent Woolford added: “There have been a number f reports received in relation to this matter and this anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

“The minority of youths involved in this anti-social behaviour are known to us and we are working closely with partner agencies to ensure they are dealt with accordingly.

“No one knows your neighbourhood like the community and we are appealing for people to report matters of anti-social behaviour with us without delay.”

If you would like to report information to us to aid our investigation please report online or call 101 quoting 960 03/09.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP55353/2019