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An order banning under 16s from entering Barnsley town centre at night unless accompanied by an adult may be unlawful and should be challenged in court according to a civil rights group . Lawyers at campaign group Liberty described the ban as "just plain wrong."
The curfew which started yesterday was set up by South Yorkshire Police and Barnsley Metropolitan Council in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour.
South Yorkshire police can now use new powers to disperse groups of people from anti-social behaviour blackspots and target night time revellers or football fans.
Young people have been banned from going into a town centre at night unless they are accompanied by an adult in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.