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Essex Police use powers to disperse car meet

Crime / Sun 26th Feb 2023 at 10:16am

Update:The car meet was fully dispersed from Harlow by about 11pm last night, Saturday 25 February. 

Between 200 and 300 vehicles had arrived in the town at about 9.15pm. 

A significant policing presence remained across the town until 6am this morning. 

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A dispersal order has been put in place in Harlow following concerns relating to a large car meet.  

We have received a number of calls from concerned members of the public this evening, following a large car meet, consisting of about 100 vehicles.  

The reports have included incidents of anti-social behaviour and excessive noise levels around Howard Way, Edinburgh Way and Burnt Mill areas in Harlow.  

To reduce the disruption to the residents of Harlow, a dispersal order has been put in place, covering areas including River Way, Old Harlow, Church Langley and Harlow town centre from 9.30pm tonight, Saturday 25 February.

This will remain in place until 6am tomorrow, Sunday 26 February.  

The order gives officers the power to direct people suspected of acting anti-socially to leave the area.

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1 Comment for Essex Police use powers to disperse car meet:

Vince
2023-02-26 22:41:41

Makes a change Essex Police doing something about this. The last dialogue I had with them they told me to speak to the council…

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