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Dispersal order to be put in place for final Gills game of the season

The enforcement of a dispersal order in Gillingham will be in place from 11 am on the April 27 until 7 pm that evening.

The order is aimed to prevent antisocial behaviour due to the increase in visitors in the area during the Gillingham FC v Doncaster United football match.

Inspector Mick Hayes, from Medway’s community Safety Unit said in a press release: “We want to ensure those attending the match can do so safely and have a positive experience and we will not tolerate any intimidating or nuisance behaviour.”

The dispersal order will cover Priestfield stadium as well as the surrounding areas, and give officers powers to move on those causing disturbances and arrest those who return to the area after being dispersed.

Roads impacted by the dispersal order include: Jeffery Street, Railway Street, Woodlands Road, Ito Way, Sturdee Avenue, Barnsole Road, Gillingham Road and Canterbury Street.

Kent Police urge anyone who witnesses instances of antisocial behaviour to report it online or call 999 for any crimes in progress.

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