Two teenagers were arrested in Salisbury city centre today, Monday, August 12, after a Section 35 Dispersal order. Officers were alerted to youths being disorderly in the High Street by city centre security staff monitoring the area on CCTV.

The order was authorised at the weekend in a bid to remove or reduce the likelihood of crime or disorder in the area after a spate of incidents involving youths acting in an anti-social manner and causing issues for local residents and businesses.

When officers arrived, the youths continued to be disruptive and disorderly.

Two teenagers were arrested after public concerns, a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of failing to comply with a section 35 dispersal order and a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of obstructing police and section 5 public order offence.
They are in custody in Melksham for questioning.

Acting Insp John Hutchings said: “There is no excuse for this mindless unruly behaviour, which adversely affects our residents and visitors’ quality of life, and it is certainly not representative of Salisbury and the activities and areas set aside for everyone to enjoy.”

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