Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Dispersal orders for Fir Vale and Firth Park in Sheffield

Anti-social behaviour in parts of Sheffield has seen police and council officials combine to issue dispersal orders meaning groups of people being forced to leave an area.

Residents in Fir Vale and Firth Park in the Burngreave area took their complaints to police officers.

Police can act when two or more people gather in that area and may pose a threat of nuisance or harassment.

The dispersal order in the area will run for 12 weeks.

Insp Simon Leake said: "We are working in partnership to provide long-term solutions to the problems highlighted.

"This power will be used firmly but fairly for the good of the majority."

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