Police arrested two people last weekend (Saturday, October 29) for breaching the Lodge Lane dispersal order in Grays.
At 5.30pm two PCSOs were out on patrol, and gave out a direction to leave to two 14-year-old boys. An hour later, the pair returned to the area and were arrested by police on suspicion of breaching a dispersal order/failing to leave a locality when directed.
Both boys, from the Grays area, have been released on police bail until December 10, pending further enquiries.
Sgt Frazer Low, of the Grays neighbourhood policing team, said: “We have been actively patrolling the area to ensure the dispersal order is enforced, and when we ask people to disperse, we mean it. Return to the area, and you will be arrested.”