Police to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Derby

Police are using a dispersal order to tackle street drinking in several areas of Derby.

Residents in the Rosehill and Normanton neighbourhoods had complained to police about noise, drinking and drug dealing.

The Section-30 order gives officers the power to move people on if they are causing distress to residents.

Derbyshire Police spokesman Simon Adams said: "It is the number one problem in the area and it affects both businesses and people living there."

He added: "You see people urinating and there is a problem with discarded needles - it is a disgusting.

"We have chosen the area covered by the order because it's where we have seen the most calls for service in relation to nuisance behaviour."

The six-month order runs until the end of February.

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