Police Dispersal order invoked for Peterborough city centre tonight as officers anticipate large numbers

A police dispersal order will be invoked on Peterborough city centre this evening, Friday May 6.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 4:50 pm
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 6:07 pm
Police are set to issue a dispersal order in Peterborough City Centre this evening

Anticipating high footfall in the city centre this evening, a Dispersal authority has been issued by Peterborough Police from 8pm tonight until 6am on Saturday 7th May.

The area this applies to is: Burghley Road – Monument Street – Eastfield Road – St John’s Street – Bishops Road – East Footpath along Peterborough Crown Court incorporating Key Theatre to River Embankment – North Side of River Nene West to Railway Bridge – East Side Rail Line North to Thorpe Road Bridge – North along East side of railway boundary incorporating Peterborough Railway Station and New Waitrose Supermarket – East along lower Mayors Walk – Bright Street – Lincoln Road North to Burghley Road.

Officers will be out and about in the City Centre tonight to enforce the order.

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Cambridgeshire Police were asked for more information regarding the reason for the dispersal order tonight but said there was no definitive reason, but that it was a “power we can use as officers see fit.”