Anti-social behaviour dispersal order extended in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 09:43 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:43 25 October 2018

Anti-social behaviour dispersal order extended in Wisbech for nights when community events are being held. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Anti-social behaviour dispersal order extended in Wisbech for nights when community events are being held. Picture: CAMBS POLICE


A dispersal order in Wisbech due to anti-social behaviour from youths “shouting and throwing stones” has been extended.

The dispersal order that was put in place last Friday evening has been extended to cover 6pm to 11.30pm tonight (25) and tomorrow Friday (26) at the Castle and in the surrounding area.

It comes as events have been put on by local volunteers during evenings this week.

“In particular some hard working members of our community have been working on setting up the Castle for community events this week, and they have been confronted by youths shouting and throwing stones before heading into the town,” Cambridgeshire Police say.

The dispersal order gives police the power to remove anyone from the specified area whom they suspect their behaviour has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public.

Police continue: “This week the Castle is putting on events for the local community to enjoy and we want to make sure people are encouraged to attend these events and not put off by recent events.

“Members of the local policing team will be assigned specifically to this area during the time of the local events - a lot of hard work has been put in by local volunteers and we will make sure their hard work is supported.”

The dispersal area includes and is encompassed by Hill Street, Little Church Street, Church Terrace, Encompassing St Peter and St Pauls Church Gardens , Love Lane, Alexandra Road, and the B198 junction up to the junction with Hill street.

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