Problems continue at village plagued with anti-social behaviour

MORE action has been taken by police in a Staffordshire Moorlands village troubled by anti-social behaviour involving young people.

Several arrests were made by officers in a recent attempt to clamp down on the situation which has caused distress for villagers for some months.

In the latest incident police issued a dispersal order after a house party descended into anti-social behaviour.

Chief Inspector Mark Thorley, from the Moorlands Policing team, revealed there were a 'number of issues' at a party that required police taking action.

The latest dispersal order is the third in a matter of weeks as officers seek to clamp down on troublemakers.

New powers mean officers can send troublemakers home, make them hand over items that could be used for anti-social behaviour, and arrest anyone who ignores a dispersal order.

It was recently revealed that young people from outside the area have been joining youngsters from the village causing problems.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "Several local officers are currently in the Werrington area monitoring anti-social behaviour.

"We will not stand for these incidents and will issue dispersal notices to any groups of youths causing a nuisance. We are here to support local residents and provide reassurance."

Picture: A police vehicle outside The Windmill Inn at Werrington.


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