Last pulic order post for a little while, I hope. The Man from Catford notes that the Lewisham police have new powers to deal with this sort of thing:

The Metropolitan Police Service webpages about Lewisham gives details of new police powers to disperse groups from Lewisham Town Centre which will be in place from 1 June 2006 until 30 November 2006. This will give officers the power to disperse groups of two or more in the Lewisham High Street area if there has been harassment, alarm or distress caused to local residents and businesses

While I’m not convinced they needed new powers to deal with this, I’m glad that something is being done before the problem gets out of hand.

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