Orders add extra powers
GREATER Manchester Police and forces across the UK have the authority to disperse groups and individuals under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The orders are sanctioned by an inspector and can be used by uniformed police officers and Police Community Support Officers to deal with individuals engaging in anti-social behaviour and crime and disorder, not only when they have occurred or are occurring, but when they are likely to occur and in any locality.
There is also an additional power to confiscate items associated with the behaviour of the person being directed to disperse.
The exclusion periods are for a maximum of 48 hours.
Dispersal orders can be issued to anyone who appears to be aged 10 or over.
Anyone who breaches their order can be arrested, regardless of their age.