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Dispersal order in Alban Crescent, Borehamwood, helps reduce crime
An initiative to help tackle anti-social behaviour in a street Borehamwood has so far led to an 80 per cent reduction in crime.
The dispersal order, allowing officers to break up groups of two or more people causing harassment or distress, was put in place in Alban Crescent in April.
During the five-month order, officers have been working with the main landlord of the housing estate, Affinity Sutton.
Neighbourhood inspector for Hertsmere, Nick Ablett, says the measure has led to a “vast reduction” in incidents.
He added: “Prior to the order, we were getting on average 25 calls per month from people reporting incidents, but now this has vastly reduced to five calls per month.
“I hope residents have seen a difference in the area and I would reassure them that although the order will expire on September 9, our work will continue and we will be continually reviewing and monitoring the situation.”
The order was granted in partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council.