POLICE are to put a dispersal zone around the Queens Park area over the next two days.

The dispersal zone will be in place from midday today (Friday, June 7) until midday on Sunday (June 9) in the area.

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The boundaries are marked on the map below, and the zone includes Harris Street, Albion Street, Kitchener Street and Rivington Road.

The dispersal zone enables a police constable or a PCSO to issue a direction to leave, to an individual aged 10 or older, who is involved in or likely to be involved in anti-social behaviour.

Issues over anti-social behaviour in the area have been ongoing with police having stepped up patrols in the past due to incidents.

Scrambler riders entering the grass area at Queens Park is one issue residents have expressed concerns over.

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A map of the area to be covered by the dispersal zone

The order comes under the Anti-Social Behaviour & Policing Act 2014 which gives police officers and police community support officers powers to direct people they suspect are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behaviour to leave the area for up to 48 hours.

If a person has been directed to leave the area and returns during the period of the dispersal notice, an offence will have been committed.

Any breaches of this can lead to their arrest.