Trafford property hit by dispersal order as police crack down on ‘harassment and distress’

Part of a Trafford property has been hit by a dispersal order as police try to tackle antisocial behavior in the community.

Greater Manchester Police have issued a distribution order covering the area around the Oak Road stores in Partington.

The order took effect at 6pm tonight (December 30) and will last for 48 hours until 6pm on New Year’s Day.

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This means that the police have additional powers to order anyone who commits antisocial behavior to leave the area and not return until the order is completed.

The area covered by the Dispersal Order
The area covered by the Dispersal Order

Anyone who does not comply with the order can be arrested, the GMP says.

The distribution order includes the bus terminal on Oak Road as well as the nearby row of shops, basketball court and walkways around the shops.

In a post on Facebook, a spokesman for GMP Trafford North said: “Today, Insp Jon Ezard, from the Trafford West Neighborhood team, issued a p.35 Dispersal Order covering the area around Oak Road stores in Partington.

“The order lasts 48 hours from 18:00 tonight, Thursday, December 30, 2021.

“This order allows a police officer to instruct a person involved in committing antisocial behavior to leave the area around the stores and not return and is valid for anyone over 10 years of age.

“Failure to comply may result in your arrest.

“This order has been launched to tackle antisocial behavior around Oak Road stores and keep the public and local businesses safe from harassment and distress.”

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