Weekend dispersal order placed across Houghton and Hetton in bid to curb bad behaviour

A dispersal order will be in place across Houghton and Hetton this weekend in the latest action to crackdown on bad behaviour.

Friday, 4th December 2020, 5:35 pm

Northumbria Police put the notice into action for 48-hours from 4pm today, Friday, December 4, following concerns about disorder in their communities.

It covers areas including Halliwell Street, Sunrise Street, Houghtonside, Sunderland Street, Baker Street, Balfour Street, Henry Street, Lake Road, A690 Durham Road, Church Street, Newbottle Street and Station Road in Houghton.

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In Hetton, it will cover the boundaries of the town, spanning Welfare Road, Houghton Road, Station Road, Burn Lane and The Quay.

It follows a similar campaign which ran across last weekend, which led to “significant reductions” in incidents, with the force hopeful the new dispersal order will have the same impact during the next two days.

Officers will be out on patrol to tackle any pockets of antisocial behaviour or disorder and visit known areas for trouble, with anyone who comes across any problems urged to let them know.

Northumbria Police officers will be on patrol across Houghton's town centre and Hetton as it enforces a 48-hour dispersal notice this weekend following reports of antisocial behaviour.

Sergeant Steve Passey, of Northumbria Police, said: “We know that the antisocial behaviour of a minority can have a significant impact on the communities we serve.

“That’s why our officers will again be out patrolling hotspot areas this weekend and a 48-hour dispersal notice is in place covering areas of Houghton and Hetton.

“We would ask anyone with concerns or who sees antisocial behaviour in their area to report it by speaking to an officer on patrol, via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101.”

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