New police powers on troubled estate

Daily Echo: New police powers on troubled estate New police powers on troubled estate

POLICE will get extra powers in response to a drastic rise in antisocial behaviour on a Winchester estate.

Residents say thuggish behaviour has become much worse and a dispersal order has now been granted allowing police to eject troublemakers from the vicinity of Wavell Way in Stanmore.

The move follows a number of incidents, including an attempted robbery of a convenience store earlier in the month, for which one man has been charged.

Officers received 18 reports of antisocial behaviour in the area in October, and a further 14 reports between November 1 and November 24 – compared to seven reports in September, ten in August and just three in July.

Anyone failing to comply with the order could face up to three months in prison, or a fine of up to £5,000.

It will come into force on Saturday, December 1. The new powers also mean that between 9pm and 6am, anyone under the age of 16 not accompanied by a parent or guardian can be returned home.

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8:13am Thu 29 Nov 12

Ozmosis says...

Stanmore has always had that reputation....
Stanmore has always had that reputation.... Ozmosis
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9:02am Thu 29 Nov 12

Taskforce 141 says...

These are not new powers, its sounds like a section 30 dispersal area.

Echo don't exaggerate!
These are not new powers, its sounds like a section 30 dispersal area. Echo don't exaggerate! Taskforce 141
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9:27am Thu 29 Nov 12

rich the stitch says...

Up to 3 months in prison, that won't happen as they are over crowed. Up to £5k fine, that won't happen, where will they take from, their benefits?
Up to 3 months in prison, that won't happen as they are over crowed. Up to £5k fine, that won't happen, where will they take from, their benefits? rich the stitch
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10:18am Thu 29 Nov 12

solomum says...

Ozmosis wrote:
Stanmore has always had that reputation....
Not when I lived there it did not. There again we are talking 30 yrs ago when everyone knew everyone and there was a strong sense of community.
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: Stanmore has always had that reputation....[/p][/quote]Not when I lived there it did not. There again we are talking 30 yrs ago when everyone knew everyone and there was a strong sense of community. solomum
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12:23am Sun 2 Dec 12

Terry_Nutkins says...

Why don't they be done with it & just impose martial law. It's the way we're heading, not just in **** trouble spots.
Why don't they be done with it & just impose martial law. It's the way we're heading, not just in **** trouble spots. Terry_Nutkins
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