Blitz on anti-social behaviour in Rotherham village hailed a success

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A police blitz on anti-social behaviour in a Rotherham village has been hailed a success.

South Yorkshire Police was granted a Dispersal Order for two days following a number of complaints to the force and Rotherham Council about issues in Thurcroft.

It was granted under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act and meant that over two days officers could ban people from the area if they were causing a nuisance or deemed at risk of becoming embroiled in anti-social behaviour.

Over the two nights, one teenager was found to be in breach of the order and was taken home to his parents.

Another teenage boy was arrested over anti-social behaviour and bailed pending further inquiries.

Only two incidents of anti-social behaviour have been reported to police since the order was enforced.

Inspector Steven Brookes said: “The introduction of the dispersal order is by no means a quick fix and our work to combat anti-social behaviour and associated disorder will continue alongside the council and other agencies.

“Anyone found to be engaging in crime will be dealt with in a robust and appropriate manner. We will not tolerate this disorder on our streets.”