St John’s Car Park Dispersal Order

A dispersal order has been put in place in Colchester this evening, February 19, starting from 6pm.


Dispersal Order

The order covers St John’s Multi-Storey Car Park on Southway and concludes at 5.30pm on February 21.


It comes following reports of anti-social behaviour inside the car park.


The dispersal order provides an officer or a PCSO with the power to issue a direction for an individual or group, who has committed or is likely to commit anti-social behaviour, to leave a specified area. If they return within 48 hours of this warning, they may be arrested.


Inspector Rob Temme, of Colchester’s Community Policing Team, said: “We have received reports of anti-social behaviour regarding people who may frequent the car park of an evening. The car park is is easily accessible and can be a place where anti-social behaviour occurs.”


To the north, the order covers St John’s Street, to the east it runs down Abbeygate Street to the point where it meets Southway to the South. To the west, the entirety of Chapel Street North is covered.

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