Dispersal warning for persistent troublemakers at Lincoln shopping precinct

Persistent anti-social behaviour in an uphill Lincoln shopping area has forced Lincolnshire Police to once again enforce a dispersal order this week.

The Carlton Centre has previously been blighted by troublemakers who have inconvenienced both shoppers and businesses, with orders enforced to ban them from returning for a set period.

A Section 35 Dispersal Order was put in place on Tuesday, February 2 until 4.20pm on Thursday, February 4 Carlton Centre, Deacon Road, Tesco Wragby Road in response to ongoing disruptive behaviour.

Any person who is issued with a dispersal order in this time will not be permitted to return within 48 hours.

If the ban is breached, the person will then be arrested.

The order also gives a power to take any person under 16, who has been given a direction to leave, to their home address or a place of safety.

Inspector Pat Coates said previously: “We are specifically asking parents to question where their sons and daughters are going in the evening and talk to them about their behaviour.

“Whilst we do not want to interfere with young people socialising, we expect their behaviour to be acceptable.”