Additional Dispersal Order Issued In Newhaven

Police in Newhaven issued a further 48-hour dispersal order from the 6th to
the 8th September.

This dispersal order Sussex Police issued in Newhaven town centre follows on from reports of youths fighting with weapons Tuesday afternoon the 3rd September.

Superintendent Katy Woolford of Neighbourhood Policing said: “We attended the High Street on the 3rd following the reports and two victims were identified.

“Both were taken to hospital for treatment and were later discharged.

“This remains a top priority for us and a number of enquiries have been conducted in this ongoing investigation.

“We are still encouraging anyone who believes we may have a reason to speak with them in connection with this matter to come forward to us.”

If you would like to report information to us to aid our investigation please report online or call 101 quoting 960 03/09.

A further dispersal order will also be in place this coming weekend, the 12-14th September 2019 alongside additional Operation Blitz ASB patrols, and Newhaven’s multi-agency patrols to target issue and respond to community concerns.

(The contact number for operation Blitz is 07989 188960, 1800-0000 Friday and Saturday evenings)

What is a section 35?
Under the order, also known as section 35 order, police officers and PCSOs can tell individuals or groups, who are causing significant and persistent anti-social behaviour to leave the area and not return for up to 24 hours, the latest order will run from 1800 Thursday 12th September to 1800 Saturday 14th September.

In addition to dispersal orders being issued, daytime patrols across the town have too been extended; not only across know areas of youth related disorder; our parks and harbour areas, but in particular working closely with local and small businesses in the high street to assist with crime prevention tools, and reporting advice.

This week officers spoke to numerous businesses in the area to help build a more in depth picture of where business crime/ASB is occurring to help us work even closer with you to address numerous issues being reported throughout the town.

Superintendent Woolford also added: “There have been a number of reports received in relation to these matters, and this type of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

“The minority of youths involved in this anti-social behaviour are known to us and we are working closely with partner agencies to ensure they are dealt with accordingly.”

“No one knows your neighbourhood like the community and we are appealing for people to report matters of anti-social behaviour with us without delay.”