Dispersal Order imposed to combat car cruising in Harlow

A DISPERSAL order will be in place in Harlow this weekend in response to planned car cruise events.

It will run from 6pm today, Saturday 6 April, until 2am on Sunday, 7 April, and covers the area around Edinburgh Way.

The dispersal order gives officers the power order people causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area.

It is a criminal offence to breach a direction given under the order.

Inspector Tony Walker, of Harlow’s Community Policing Team, said: “We acknowledge that car enthusiasts and members of the public enjoy these events but, unfortunately, previous events have shown us that there are some people who behave in an anti-social manner and drive dangerously, putting the safety of others at risk.

“I hope there will be no need to enforce the order and our priority is to ensure that the area remains safe for all to use.”

The dispersal order covers the area shown in the map attached.

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