Tilbury: Dispersal order in place for 48 hours

Statement from Essex Police

WE have put a dispersal order in place for 48 hours following concerns about an unauthorised event in Tilbury.

The dispersal order will run from noon today, Friday 7 August, until noon Sunday 9 August and it will cover two areas.

The first area includes Tilbury train station and this includes a small residential area that includes Lansdowne Road, Adelaide Road and the surrounding area shown in the map.

The second area includes a residential area and playing field within the following roads – Fort Road, Kipling Road across to Feenan Highway, Feenan Highway at the junction of Brennan Road and Brennan Road at the junction of Fort Road.

The dispersal order has been put in place following a large gathering in Lansdowne Road on Wednesday 29 July. 

We have information to suggest a second event is being advertised.

As a result of that disturbance, we issued community protection warnings to a 36-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, both from Tilbury.

Inspector Paul Austin, of Grays Local Policing Team, said: “Following concerns about a second large gathering in this area, we’ve been quick to secure dispersal order powers that will allow us to move people away.

“There will be an increase in officers in this area so we can enforce these powers if necessary.

“We believe the majority of people involved in last week’s disturbance travelled from London by train and we will clearly be visible to anyone arriving in Tilbury.

“The message is clear, if you’re coming into our communities to cause anti-social behaviour, you’ll be dealt with.”

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