Antisocial behavior in Romsey: police use special powers
POLICE had to use special powers in Romsey over the weekend following an increase in anti-social behavior.
Agents had carried out “Operation Jester” in and around the city center after several reports of a group of “misunderstood youth”.
A dispersal order had been in effect since 3 p.m. on October 8, meaning that police could order groups to leave a certain area, or they would face arrest.
This electricity was used five times following a disruption at the bus station.
Romsey Bus Station.
Romsey and Southampton North MP Caroline Nokes said: “I have always supported the use of dispersal orders in the city to help the police deal with a small minority of individuals who can police. life of others an absolute misery.
âWhen they were first used in Romsey they were very effective and we can see from the impact they had this weekend that they are a useful tool for the police.
âThere are certainly pockets of anti-social behavior in Romsey, and a particular area of âânuisance is in the industrial area of ââRomsey, where car rallies take place late at night and disturb residents.
“But the bus station has long been a focal point and clearly continues to be. I will continue to work closely with the Romsey police team, who do a fantastic job, sometimes under very difficult circumstances.”
In a separate incident, a man was arrested outside the Phoenix Pub on Saturday October 9 for assaulting a rescuer.
It has since received a community resolution.
A police officer with at least the rank of inspector may authorize a dispersal order for use in a specific locality.
This can be in place for a specified period of no more than 48 hours, and is permitted under section 35 of the Antisocial Behavior, Crime and Police Act 2014.