PERSISTENT FLOUTING OF COVID-19 RULES LEADS TO BEESTON DISPERSAL ORDER
Anna Whittaker, writing in the Nottingham Post on Friday 6 November 2020, reported that a dispersal order has been put in place by Nottinghamshire Police in parts of Beeston after continuing reports of groups and parties in the locality. ...
Dispersal order in place in parts of Beeston after persistent coronavirus breaches
Those who return to the area can be arrested
Police have launched a 48-hour dispersal order in parts of Beeson after reports of coronavirus breaches.
It comes after a party was attended by officers last Saturday and a number of fixed penalty notices were issued due to flouting of Covid-19 rules.
The dispersal order means police officers can direct people they suspect are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behaviour to members of the public to leave a designated area for up to 48 hours.
If they return to the specified area after being moved on they can be arrested.
Inspector Simon Riley, of Nottinghamshire police, said: “Since the second national lockdown came into force at 12.01 am yesterday we have continued to receive calls regarding groups and parties in the locality.
“The force’s approach continues to focus on engagement, explaining and encouraging people to follow the Covid regulations, but if people persistently break the rules and put other people at serious risk we won’t hesitate to take firm action.
“Police resources will be in place during the period of the dispersal order to ensure that people are complying with the law and act responsibly.
“Although sadly a minority of people are choosing not to adhere to the regulations, I’d like to thank the vast majority of the public who are following the rules and helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.”