A dispersal order has been issued in parts of Wandsworth to crackdown on youths.

The order has been in place since yesterday (January 19) at 3.30pm and will continue until 3.30pm on January 21.

The measure was authorised due to “ongoing” issues with youths in the area.

Section 35 gives a police constable and a police community support officer in uniform the power to exclude a person from an area for a period of up to 48 hours with a police inspector’s authority.

The order will cover places including Battersea Park and Asda Clapham Junction superstore.

Wandsworth Police (@MPSWandsworth) tweeted: “Section 35 dispersal order has been authorised due to ongoing issues with youths in the area.

“SEC 35 will start from 1530hrs 19/01/2022 until 1530hrs 21/01/2022.

"“Please see the attached map.”

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