Overnight dispersal order imposed in town amid crime 'problems'

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A dispersal order has been authorised in Newmarket until 6am tomorrow morning - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A dispersal order has been put in place in Newmarket to tackle problems with anti-social behaviour.

The dispersal order, under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, means officers can direct anyone in Newmarket to leave the area and not return.

The order was put in place from 8pm this evening until 6am tomorrow morning.

Mildenhall police officers tweeted a warning, saying: "Further problems in Newmarket tonight...Please stay home, stay safe and protect others. Be responsible re Covid guidance."

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