Disposal order issued on outskirts of Bury St Edmunds

A dispersal order has been issued in respect of a main road near Bury St Edmunds for this weekend (see map above).  

Following reports of dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour on and around the A134 Fornham bypass on Saturday, May 4, and intelligence suggesting another planned meeting, police have issued a dispersal order for this coming weekend under Sections 34/35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

This gives officers the power to exclude a person from an area for a period of up to 48 hours with an inspector’s authority. The order is in place from 7pm on Friday, May 17, until 6.59pm on Sunday, May 19.

Inspector Gary Miller, of the Roads and Armed Policing Team, said: “Police are dealing proactively with reports of dangerous driving and anti-social vehicle use in the area.

“This authority does not prevent legitimate use of the roads or businesses in the area, however any gatherings which commence will be required to disperse and anyone refusing to comply with the direction will be arrested.

“Officers will seize vehicles used in such circumstances on the highway under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002.”

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