A 48-hour order will be enforced by police in Haydock this evening, Friday, after a spate of anti-social behaviour incidents.

Police have issued the order, which runs from 6pm today until 6pm on Sunday, after a number of incidents have taken place at King George V Playing Fields.

One serious incident that took place recently was the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in the park area of the Church Road playing fields, opposite Tesco, at around 9pm on Wednesday, August 21.

The victim was taken to hospital where he received treatment for stab wounds to his back and shoulder.

The dispersal zone which is affected by the order is displayed in the map above.

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A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "Officers with reasonable grounds to suspect a person is involved or likely to become involved in anti-social behaviour can direct that person to leave and not return to the area for up to 48 hours.

"Failure to comply can result in arrest."