Police act to take special powers after youth disturbance in Banbury town centre

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Police have adopted special powers after a youth disturbance in Banbury town yesterday (Monday).

Little detail has emerged but Thames Valley Police said today: “Due to youth related violence and anti-social behaviour in Banbury Town Centre last night, TVP have applied a Section 35 dispersal order covering town centre and surrounding parks enabling officers to remove persons intent on disrupting everyone else enjoyment of the town.

“If a person does not disperse and leave the designated area when instructed to do so they are liable to be arrested.”