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Police resort to dispersal order to combat anti-social behaviour

Lincolnshire Police said it is working with businesses in the area Credit: Google Maps

Police are issuing a dispersal order this weekend because of a surge in anti-social behaviour in the area.

The order will be in place around Carlton Centre in Lincoln this weekend (28th – 30th April) which means any offenders can legally be asked to leave.

Lincolnshire Police said it is in response to abusive behaviour such as shouting, swearing and threats being made in the area.

The order will be in place from 5pm today (28 April) and will last for 48 hours. It applies to the shopping centre and surrounding homes.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement:

Items have also been thrown including a water bomb at a couple pushing a baby in a pushchair. The incidents have happened over the last couple of weeks and despite extra patrols the problem persists.

We are working closely with local businesses including McDonalds and the Co-op and any known offenders could be banned from these premises.

– Lincolnshire Police

If anyone behaving in an anti-social manner refuses or fails to leave the area, they could be committing a criminal offence and arrested.

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