In response to a surge in reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) involving youths in the Guiseley area, authorities have enforced an additional dispersal order following the one issued earlier this week.

The latest dispersal order, effective from 3 pm yesterday (19/1), extends its coverage to include the entirety of Nunroyd Park, in addition to the initial area. This measure is set to remain in force until 2:59 pm on Sunday (21/1).

Under the authority of Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime, and Policing Act, law enforcement officers are empowered to disperse and remove any individual suspected of contributing to or likely to contribute to ASB. Furthermore, they have the right to instruct the surrender of any relevant property. Notably, individuals below the age of 16 may be directed to their place of residence or a place of safety.

This enforcement aims to diminish the likelihood of the local public being harassed, alarmed, or distressed, as well as to prevent any potential escalation of crime and disorder.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding those involved in these incidents to reach out to the Leeds North West Neighbourhood Policing Team at 101, quoting log 1141 of 17/1. Alternatively, individuals can provide information online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.