Police Crack down on Antisocial Behaviour in Whiston
Merseyside Police are trying to combat antisocial behaviour in Whiston by creating a Section 30 ‘designated area.’
The order prevents groups from congregating in Ropers Bridge Close, Little Croft and the adjoining car parking areas between 6pm and midnight every day.
From Sunday 1 June to Monday 1 September, police will have power to break up groups of two or more people if they think their actions could lead to someone being “intimidated, harassed, alarmed or distressed.”
They will be able to send under-16s home and arrest anyone who ignores their instructions.
Whiston Neighbourhood Sergeant Terry Person said he and his team were working with Knowsley Council to tackle antisocial behaviour “because we know it’s something that matters to our local community.”
He added that police would be patrolling the area regularly, and that the curbs were “not aimed at the vast majority of law-abiding people in Whiston.”
Knowsley Council said the Section 30 order was good news for residents, especially elderly people who were experiencing problems with youths on the estate.
Leaflets will be posted in the area and in local schools, informing people of the new measures.