Monday, February 12, 2007

Dispersal Order gets results

Saturday's Echo has a piece about one 15-year old who was stopped in his tracks by the Dispersal Order in Nightingale Avenue.

The story dispels a number of myths. Firstly that there is pro-active policing around the town (he was arrested twice in Nightingale Avenue under the Dispersal Order powers and then again in Yarm Road). Secondly, the Police do take anti-social bike riding seriously, and this was one of the charges to which he has now pleaded guilty.

In Yarm Road, he was found to be carrying a knife. Whatever sentence the magistrates impose, I'm sure he's learnt that causing bother for residents in Springfield is very likely to land him in court.

3 comments:

townliar.com said...

Could these "moved on" youths be the ones responsible for kicking a man unconcious up that area on Saturday? Seems to me its not just the place they hang around at that needs sorting! They need a good sorting too! Seems to me like a case of treating the wound not curing the disease!
Bring back the birch, in the market place on a Saturday to draw back the crows to market day! or let Mike and his mates play cycle skittles with them in the PHart.

Darlington Councillor said...

We have been looking for some entertainment to coincide with the opening of the PH project...

Anonymous said...

My son was moved on from the only sheltered bus stop iin the area whilst waiting for a bus, to go swimming at the dolphin centre.

It was pouring with rain but it made no difference to the officer an order is an order and common sence was not used to allow these lads shelter whilst simply waiting for a bus