Blakenall Dispersal Order Map courtesy West Midlands Police.

Police granted dispersal order in Blakenall Heath and Leamore

Blakenall Dispersal Order Map courtesy West Midlands Police.

Officers from the Blakenall neighbourhood policing team have been granted a dispersal order to help tackle anti-social behaviour in and around the area of Blakenall Heath and Leamore indicated on the map shown above.

The order gives officers the power to move groups of two or more people suspected of causing anti-social behaviour from within the strictly defined area.

Officers also have the power to return anybody under the age of 16 to their home address between the hours of 9pm and 6am.

The order, which has been granted in partnership with Walsall Council, will run for five months from Friday 9 November 2012 until Monday 8 April 2013.

Police applied for the dispersal order after receiving complaints from residents concerning anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Officers hope to make the area a better to live by significantly reducing ASB during the coming months and will be patrolling the area to ensure the order is obeyed.

Sergeant Jim Nixon, responsible for policing in Blakenall Heath, said:

“My officers will be paying particular attention to hotspot locations identified by the community within the dispersal area and we will be looking to take further action against those who are repeatedly found to be flouting the order.

“We are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour and hope that this will make a real difference to local people, their neighbours and the wider community.”

Anybody with concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area should contact their local neighbourhood team on 101.