Police have issued a dispersal order for parts of Eastleigh ahead of The Spitfires' game against FC Halifax Town this weekend.

The order has been authorised by Hampshire Police after "previous fixtures where a minority of individuals have actively sought to engage in disorder".

It will give police officers the power to order a person to leave the areas concerned and not return.

The order will start from midday on Saturday and last until midnight on Sunday.

It also gives officers the power to seize anything used in the commission of ASB.

Those who refuse to comply with the order are committing a criminal offence and are liable for arrest.

The order will be in force from midday until midnight tomorrow and covers the following areas:

  • Stoneham Lane
  • Lakeside Country Park area
  • The area in and around Eastleigh FC's Silverlake Stadiun
  • The Town Centre, including Airport Parkway and Eastleigh train stations.

Daily Echo: The area covered by the dispersal orderThe area covered by the dispersal order (Image: Hampshire Police)

Daily Echo: Dispersal order issued by Hampshire PoliceDispersal order issued by Hampshire Police (Image: Hampshire Police)

Individuals who are aged under 16 will be taken to their home address, and follow-up work will be done with parents.

Inspector Andy Mooge, said: "This order has been authorised to cover the time before, during and after tomorrow’s football match between Eastleigh FC and FC Halifax Town.

“It is in response to previous fixtures where a minority of individuals have actively sought to engage in disorder.

“The purpose of the dispersal order is to allow peaceful enjoyment of the match by all those attending.

“The tactics we are using this weekend are a robust measure to keep the public safe and ensure local people’s lives aren’t disrupted."

Anyone with any information about potential disorder before, during or after the game, should call 101, or report online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website, below. Always call 999 in an emergency.