Police confirm Peterborough dispersal order issued due to Halloween anti-social behaviour

Police have confirmed that a dispersal order placed in Peterborough last night was largely due to incidents relating to Halloween.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 10:17 am
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 11:20 am

The order ran from 9.20pm last night (Wednesday, October 31) until 5am this morning and covered large parts of the city including Hampton, Dogsthorpe, Westwood, Longthorpe and Fletton.

A post on the Policing Peterborough Facebook page said the order had been implemented due to a “rise in incidents and anti-social behaviour” that evening.

The Peterborough Telegraph contacted Cambridgeshire police this morning for further details.

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The map of the dispersal order. Photo: Cambridgeshire police

A police spokesman confirmed the dispersal order was “as a result of disorder and anti-social behaviour, mostly relating to Halloween”.

However, he said he did not have any further details on specific incidents which had occurred.