Police issue third dispersal order this weekend to tackle anti-social driving

A third dispersal order has been issued in Bury St Edmunds this weekend in an effort to tackle anti-social driving.

It follows reports of dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour on and around the A134 Fornham bypass on Saturday 4 May. Police have now issued another dispersal order for this weekend under Sections 34/35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and will be in place from 19:00 on Friday 31st May until 19:00 on Sunday 2nd June

This gives officers the power to exclude a person from an area for up to 48 hours with an Inspector’s authority.

The area that the order covers also appears to have expanded. As before it covers the A134 Fornham By Pass, but now has been extended to cover Moreton Hall and parts of the A143.

Earlier this month Inspector Gary Miller, of the Roads and Armed Policing Team, said: “Police are dealing proactively with reports of dangerous driving and anti-social vehicle use in the area.

“This authority does not prevent legitimate use of the roads or businesses in the area, however any gatherings which commence will be required to disperse and anyone refusing to comply with the direction will be arrested.

“Officers will seize vehicles used in such circumstances on the highway under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002.”