Wiltshire

Order to stop car park gatherings in Swindon

A dispersal order has been introduced to cut down on large groups of youths gathering at a retail park in Swindon.

Police obtained the order for the Greenbridge Retail Park in the town following reports of problems including cars being raced.

There were also reports of the groups threatening shop staff, dropping litter in the car park and creating excessive noise.

The order means that these groups can now be moved on by police.

Pc Jack Newman from Wiltshire Police said: "People coming to the retail park intent on acting outside the law can expect to be dealt with robustly by the police."

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