Police in Torquay have posted on Facebook to update the public on the effectiveness of dispersal orders in the town.
There have been concerns by the public regarding drug taking, anti social behaviour and begging.
Dispersal orders allow the police to move individuals out of the area and stop them from returning for up to 48 hours.
One man has just received 17 weeks in prison for a breach of section 35 dispersal order and possession of drugs.
Police in Torquay stated last month that they are aware of the issues in the Castle Circus area and the use of the pyschoactive substance known as ‘spice’.
Read more here: https://wearesouthdevon.com/torquay-police-respond-castle-circus-drug-issues/
Torquay police posted to Facebook today:
“Plain clothes and uniform foot patrols, supported by ongoing dispersal authorities, are taking place daily. Offenders are being identified, crimes are being dealt with and ASB perpetrators are being dispersed.
43yr old Corey Lee, one of our Castle Circus and town centre ASB and drug perpetrators has just received 17 weeks in prison for possession of drugs and breach of a Sec 35 dispersal order.
For those that say dispersals are ineffective, this shows they are not. If you are dispersed and ignore the order, you will be arrested and charged.
The courts take this issue seriously and so should offenders.”
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