Dispersal order for Longmead Estate and Watersedge Estate, Epsom
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We have received an increased number of reports of anti-social behaviour in the Longmead Estate and Watersedge Estate areas of Epsom and Ewell.
From 11:00am on Saturday, 30 October until 03:00am on Monday, 1 November there will be a dispersal order (under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act) in place that covers the Longmead Estate and Watersedge Estate areas.
There will also be a Section 60 dispersal order in place from 11:00am on Sunday, 31 October until 03:00am on Monday, 1 November in the Longmead Estate and Watersedge Estate areas.
Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 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.
A Section 60 dispersal order gives officers the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe with good reason that serious violence could take place.
Epsom and Ewell Borough Commander, Inspector Jon Vale, said: “We are committed to doing everything we can to keep our local communities safe. As always, if any members of the community see any suspicious, anti-social, or threatening behaviour, please report it to us. In an emergency, always call 999.