Dispersal order continues

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AN order preventing groups of youths from congregating and causing anti-social behaviour in a Derbyshire village has been extended.

Derbyshire Police initially introduced a Dispersal Order in May in Creswell to crackdown on anti-social behaviour. It has now been extended for another three months and will run until February 22.

The order gives police officers power to disperse groups of two or more who are hanging around on the streets.

Those who fail to split up and move on face arrest and a fine of up to £2,500.

It also gives officers the right to taken children under 16 back home.

Police said reports of antisocial behaviour had dropped eight per cent since the order was introduced.