Dispersal zone introduced in Wembley to curb Eminem fans

Rapper Eminem is performing at Wembley Stadium this weekend (Pic credit: PA)

Rapper Eminem is performing at Wembley Stadium this weekend (Pic credit: PA) - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

A dispersal zone has been rolled out around Wembley Stadium to try and stop fans of rapper Eminem from misbehaving.

The American star started a two-day tour at the famous venue yesterday prompting Brent Police and the council to introduce the 48-hour measure.

Until Midnight, police and PCSOs will have the power to order suspicious groups of two or more to leave the area.

If they refuse to leave or return within 24 hours they can be arrested and hauled before the courts where they can be fined a maximum of £2,500 or jailed for up to three months.

A4 posters informing the public about the dispersal zone have been put up around the area.

Chief Superintendent Gallagher, Brent Borough Commander, said: “Brent Borough police have used dispersal zones at sporting and other events Wembley with great success.

“We have again engaged with the Local Authority, key partners and our communities to respond effectively to some of the issues that can be caused at large events through enabling us to remove those that engage in unacceptable or anti social behaviour from the environs of the stadium. As always, we will utilise the power with a common sense approach to ensure proportionality.”

Most Read

Similar measures were used previously to protect young fans of boyband One Direction and youths attending the Capital Summer Time Ball from pickpockets and crooks.

Related links: Dispersal zone introduced in Wembley to protect Capital Summer Time Ball fans from pickpocketsDispersal zone introduced to protect One Direction fans flocking to Wembley Stadium

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter