Dispersal order for Epsom and Ewell in place for Sunday
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We have received an increased number of reports of anti-social behaviour across the Epsom and Ewell borough recently.
Many of these reports relate to incidents involving those watching the football in the borough’s pubs. The vast majority have behaved responsibly but unfortunately we have seen a minority of these fans engaging in low level anti-social behaviour.
A dispersal order covering the whole of the borough has been put in place under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act, which gives us the power to ask a group of two or more people to leave the dispersal area if they are committing anti-social behaviour, or if we believe that they may, or are likely to, cause a nuisance to someone else.
The order provides us with these powers between the hours of 5pm on Sunday, 11 July and 7am on Monday, 12 July.
Patrols will be increased and will be focused on this area during these times.
Epsom and Ewell Borough Commander, Jon Vale, said: “We don’t want to spoil people’s fun and the enjoyment of the game but we do need to think about the local community who have been impacted by this behaviour in recent weeks. We have had to cover the whole borough with this order as there are a large number of licensed premises across the area and we need to cover parks and local open spaces where ASB can also occur.”
We would urge members of the public to continue reporting any incidents of anti-social behaviour to us on 101.