Youngsters asked to move on by police outside McDonald’s in Great Yarmouth

McDonalds on Regent Road in Great Yarmouth. Photo from Google Maps

McDonalds on Regent Road in Great Yarmouth. Photo from Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

A group of youths were given a dispersal order outside a McDonald's in Great Yarmouth.

On Friday evening, seven youngsters were moved on from the area outside the fast food restaurant in Regent Road.

They were given section 35 dispersals, which means they were issued directions to leave.

The power comes from the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to enable officers, constables in uniform and PCSOs to direct a person who has committed, or is likely to commit, anti-social behaviour to leave a specified area and not return for a specified period of up to 48 hours.

The test would be that the officer is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the person's behaviour is contributing, or is likely to contribute to anti-social behaviour or crime or disorder in the area and that the direction is necessary to prevent the same.

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