Police have hit a seaside village with a dispersal order following reports of “drink and drug-fuelled incidents” caused by youths. North Wales Police said the move comes in a bid in to tackle “high levels of disorder” in Trearddur Bay on Anglesey.
It will run through to 9pm tomorrow (March 28). The force said it was aimed at “large groups of youths” responsible for incidents in the area of the beach.
A post on the North Wales Police Anglesey Facebook page states: “A Dispersal Order is currently in effect in Trearddur Bay following recent reports of anti-social behaviour involving youths. High levels of ASB and associated disorder have been reported in the beach area, with large groups of youths responsible for these incidents.
“Several reports received in the last 24 hours gave involved teenagers engaged in drink and drug-fuelled incidents, resulting in disorderly and violent behaviour.”
The Dispersal Order, which will be in effect until 9pm tomorrow (Monday, 28 March), allows police officers to remove persons where they have reasonable grounds to suspect that the behaviour of the person in the locality has contributed or is likely to contribute to:
* members of the public in the locality being harassed, alarmed or distressed, or
* the occurrence in the locality of crime or disorder.
The force spokesman added: “We would urge all parents to deter their children from attending this location while the Dispersal Order is in effect. Parents and guardians who live in this area are also encouraged to question where their sons and daughters are spending time in the evenings.”