Dispersal Zone introduced by Brent Police in Wembley to curb anti-social behaviour on match days
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Order will last for the next three matches at the stadium
A dispersal zone has been rolled in two wards in Wembley after residents and businesses complained of persistent anti-social behaviour (ASB) around Wembley Stadium on match days.
Among the complaints made include individuals urinating in communal areas and surrounding streets and littering and trespassing in both the Wembley Central and Tokyngton wards.
The dispersal order will be introduced at midnight on May 25 and will run until May 29 during which three games will take at the stadium in South Way.
Under the restrictions groups of individuals causing (ASB) can now be told to leave the area by police and police community support officers (PCSOs).
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Anyone convicted of breaching the order can face up to three months imprisonment or a fine of up to £2,500
Police and PCSOs will regularly police the dispersal areas throughout the period of the dispersal notice.
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Leaflets will be distributed to residents and local businesses in the area and a map of the dispersal zone will be displayed in the area to encourage victims and witnesses to report anti-social behaviour.
Chief Inspector Andy Jones, of Brent Police, said: “This order will enable Brent Borough Police to work with police colleagues that assist us in policing sporting events at Wembley to minimise the adverse disruption that is caused to visitors, residents and businesses by those that hang around pre or post match and cause anti social behaviour.”
Among the games to take place during the time period include the Champions League Final, the Championship Play Off Final and an International Match between England and Republic of Ireland.