Police move on motor gangs
The order means officers can remove people in groups of two or more and direct them not to return for a 24 hour period or face arrest and seizure of their vehicle.
“This dispersal order means we have the powers to move on those drivers creating a nuisance and ultimately prevent crime.
“We will be continuing with operations targeting these drivers in the coming months.”
Fifteen vehicles were moved on and three drivers received notices for antisocial driving on Monday last week.
A 17-year-old driver was also arrested after being stopped and found in possession of cannabis.
He will be the subject of a youth referral scheme and undergo a drugs course.
Dispersal orders are applied by local authorities to antisocial behaviour blackspots in which groups are alleged to be causing distress.
The operation ran again on Wednesday last week, during which time 16 vehicles were moved on. It will be in effect until 26th August.