Crackdown on abusive behaviour at Lincoln Carlton Centre

Lincolnshire Police will be putting a dispersal order in place this weekend for the Carlton Centre area of Lincoln due to persistent reports of anti-social behaviour.

Officers have received complaints of shouting, swearing and threats being made in the area in recent weeks.

Items have also been thrown including a water bomb at a couple pushing a baby in a pushchair and the force has said the issue is continuing despite extra patrols.

The order, put in place for the weekend of April 28 and 30, will mean any offenders can legally be asked to leave the area.

It will be in place from 5pm on Friday and will last for 48 hours.

It applies to the shopping centre and surrounding homes. If anyone behaving in an anti-social manner refuses or fails to leave the area, they could be committing a criminal offence and arrested.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “We are working closely with local businesses including McDonalds and the Co-op and any known offenders could be banned from these premises.

“If you spot anti-social behaviour or have information about it, please call 101.”