Heywood hit with dispersal order after group of youths seen carrying knives

Heywood was hit with a dispersal order after a group of youths were seen carrying knives on Sunday night.

Police were called to a riot in the city center on Sunday February 13.

A large group of youths were seen carrying various weapons, including knives.

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The Heywood Neighborhood Police Team announced on Monday that a major dispersal notice would be issued.

They are now asking neighborhood parents, “Do you know where your child is?”

The order will remain in place until 2 a.m. on Thursday, February 16.



The area of ​​Heywood affected by the dispersal order

Police will have the power to order a person who is, or is likely to be, anti-social behavior to leave the area and not return for up to 48 hours.



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Police said the purpose of the advisory is “to minimize behavior that contributes or is likely to contribute to anti-social behavior, crime or disorder in the area.”

The Great Frontier includes areas such as Broadfield, Heady Hill and Hopwood.

An individual is guilty of an offense if they fail to comply with the dispersal notice.

And those who knowingly fail to comply could be arrested and face a £2,500 fine and/or 3 months imprisonment.

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