Posted: Fri 16th Jun 2023

Increased police presence in Chester to keep residents and racegoers safe

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 16th, 2023

This weekend Chester is gearing up to host thousands of visitors for another race day.

As the city prepares for the event, local police are taking robust measures to ensure the safety of both residents and racegoers alike.

The Chester Police have announced an increase in their presence throughout the weekend, deploying additional patrols and enforcing a 48-hour dispersal order.

This order, effective from 9am Saturday, 17 June to 9am Sunday, 18 June 2023, is aimed at preventing disorderly conduct in the city.

This dispersal order is imposed under Section 34 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The order makes it an offence for anyone to return to a designated area for up to 48 hours.

This area will be clearly marked out on a map and provided to those individuals issued with a direction to leave.

Inspector James Wilson said of the measures, “The races are expected to bring thousands of visitors to the city this weekend and we want everyone to enjoy their time here, whether that’s as a racegoer, resident, or business.”

He further emphasized the significance of the dispersal orders, saying that the officers are not ‘taking this behaviour lightly’, but these orders allow them to take “robust action.”

These security measures underscore the commitment of the Chester Police to tackle anti-social behaviour head-on, and to ensure that the race day can be enjoyed by everyone.

Residents and businesses are urged to report any issues with anti-social behaviour so that they can be promptly addressed.

Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour in their area is urged to contact Cheshire Police via the Cheshire Police website or call 101.

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