Brent Police roll out a dispersal zone in Harlesden
Several streets in the Kensal Green ward have been blighted by criminal and yobbish behaviour
Police have rolled out a dispersal zone in an area in Harlesden blighted by criminal and yobbish behaviour.
Allegations ranging from gangs drug dealing to people having sexual obscenities hurled at them in the street has resulted in several roads becoming a no go zone for groups of more than two people.
The six-month long action will come in to force on Monday at noon and ends on Christmas Day.
This is the second time the area, which is in the Kensal Green ward, has been slapped with a dispersal zone after a similar action was taken last May.
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Anyone moved on is not allowed to return to the area within 24 hours and if they refuse to move they can be arrested.
Police will patrol the areas and anyone convicted of breaching the order faces up to three months in jail or a fine of up to �2,500.
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The streets covered by the dispersal zone are a section of Park Parade, Rucklidge Avenue, Leghorn Road, Harlesden Gardens and a part of Manor Park Road.
This zone includes any open areas, car parks and communal spaces within the area.
Sergeant Craig Cairns from Kensal Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: “The anti-social behaviour that has been displayed in the area will not be tolerated any longer.
“We will continue to carry out high visibility patrols in the area and target offenders.
“It is our aim, that every resident, business or visitor enjoys the right to live and work in peace without being harassed, alarmed or distressed.
“We will continue to work to identify those responsible and deal with them robustly. “
Residents and traders who wish to report any ant-social behaviour are asked to call 020 8721 2055 or 07843 291135 (leave a message if the call is unanswered) or KensalGreen.email@example.com.