A DISPERSAL order has been put in place after a spike in town centre anti-social behaviour.

Police granted the order yesterday and it will run until 4pm tomorrow.

Officers have the power to move people who are causing trouble away from the area and arrest them if necessary.

The measures have been put in place after reports of people drinking alcohol, taking drugs and being abusive to passersby, zone wardens, park rangers and police officers.

The boundaries of the zone are High Street, Culver Street East, Long Wyre Street, Arthur Street, Osbourne Street, St Botolph’s Street, the railway line, Fenning’s Chase, and including St Botolph’s Priory and the grounds of Firstsite.