Or­ders add ex­tra pow­ers

Middleton Guardian - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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.

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