Officers have been tackling groups of disruptive and intimidating youths in the Kingswood area of Hull by the use of dispersal orders.
Police have received complaints that youths had been hanging around Asda on Kingswood Retail Park and were causing problems for members of the public. They’d also been abusive to members of staff at the supermarket when they were asked to move on.
A Section 35 dispersal order was put in place over the weekend of 9–11 June to tackle the problem which covered the whole of Kingswood. That meant the youths couldn’t just move on to somewhere nearby and start behaving antisocially again.
The youths were approached by officers beforehand and warned that the order was being put in place.
Security staff at the supermarket reported they experienced no problems over that weekend, and the youths hadn’t returned.
Another dispersal order was put in place again across the whole of Kingswood for the Hullfest festival which took place in Bude Park on the 16-17 June.
This wasn’t in response to any reported antisocial behaviour issues or crime. It was a proactive and preventative measure to disperse people leaving or arriving at the festival if necessary.
If you have any reports of antisocial behaviour please contact Police. You can do so by calling 101 or anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.
More information about dispersal orders can be found here: