Officers in Cardiff given extra powers to deal with anyone involved anti-social behaviour
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A 48-hour dispersal order, which is granted under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, is in place from midnight tonight (Wednesday, October 25) to midnight on Friday, October 27 in the Adamsdown area.
Under Section 35 of the Act, police officers can instruct anybody who is causing, or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to leave the area as illustrated in the map.
They will also have the power to seize any property which officers suspect is being used to cause anti-social behaviour.
The order is a preventative measure following increase reports of anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, and drugs use in Adamsdown.
Inspector Gerallt Hughes from South Wales Police said: “The dispersal order is in place over the next 48 hours as a preventative measure.
“We will have an increased presence in Adamsdown and officers won’t hesitate to enforce the extra powers afforded to them in order to keep the community safe.
“We urge parents and guardians to speak to their young people about not getting involved in anti-social behaviour.”
South Wales Police continues to take a zero tolerance approach to drug dealing.
Anyone with information or concerns about this matter, is asked to contact South Wales Police by one of the following means, quoting reference number 2300363333.