Police tackle Portsmouth drinkers with dispersal order

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MORE than 30 anti-social behaviour incidents have led to a dispersal order in Cosham.

Drunks, beggars and vandals are being targeted with the order, which starts on Monday for six months.

In the last three months there have been 31 incidents.

Street drinkers are meeting in the alleyway between Crown Bingo and the Post Office near High Street.

Police have identified the main offenders.

The order covers the area of St Georges Road in the north to Tudor Crescent in the south, and between Northern Road in the west and Salisbury Road in the east.

Police and PCSOs can disperse groups of two or more people if they are causing or likely to cause anti-social behaviour.

They face a £5,000 fine or three months in prison if they refuse to leave.