Teenagers partied and a young man was taken to hospital with a head wound just hours after police introduced a dispersal zone.
Merseyside Police introduced the dispersal zone in West Kirby on Thursday after reports of “reckless” and “criminal” behavior in the area. The order will run until midday on Saturday, June 25 and means officers will patrol the area to deal with any incidents.
On Thursday evening, Wirral Police took to Facebook to issue an update on their activity in Cubbins Green and West Kirby. Officers found a group in the area, some of whom were intoxicated and needed to be collected by their parents, while one was taken to hospital.
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The post, from 10.44pm, said: “Most have left Cubbins Green and West Kirby area now. We are now at the Concourse.
“On the whole, a well behaved group. A few intoxicated teenagers needed to be collected early by parents and one was taken to hospital.
“One young lad assaulted and taken to hospital with head wound. We did seize a large number of nitrous oxide capsules. We hope they enjoyed their celebrations but maybe they could come back in the morning and clear up their mess.”
The dispersal order in place comes under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behavior Act 2014, which gives police officers and police community support traffic officers powers to direct people they suspect are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behavior to members. of the public to leave a designated area and not return for up to 48 hours.
Under the legislation, officers have the power to seize any item used in the commission of anti-social behavior. If someone has previously been told to leave the area by an officer but then returns, an offense would be committed, for which they may ultimately be arrested.
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