A dispersal order has been put in place to tackle anti-social behaviour in Swale for the second weekend running.

It launched at 6pm on Thursday 1 June and remains in place until 6pm on Sunday 4 June 2023, again covering Sittingbourne Retail Park as well as the High Street.

The order has been implemented again to ensure a swift response to any reports of anti-social behaviour.

Inspector Vanessa Foster, from Swale’s Community Safety Unit, said: ‘Residents and business owners continue to raise concerns about nuisance behaviour in the area, including the reckless use of bikes and e-scooters. We are determined to respond to these concerns and Sittingbourne will see additional patrols this weekend.

‘The dispersal order gives our officers additional powers to move on anyone causing a nuisance and, if necessary, arrest those who return to the area once dispersed. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and those responsible will be held to account.’

Anybody wanting to report instances of anti-social behaviour should report it online via the Kent Police website.

If a crime is in progress, please don’t hesitate to call 999.

By Ed

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