A dispersal order has been put in place within Clacton town centre following reports of anti-social behaviour.
The order, which has been obtained following the agreement of Tendring Council, gives police enhanced powers to reduce antisocial behaviour problems in defined areas defined since yesterday up until 9am on Saturday, August 12.
It covers Jackson Road, Rosemary Road, The Grove, Alexandra Road, Station Road, Carnarvon Road, marine Parade East (including the lower promenade), Marine Parade West (including the lower promenade), Edith Road and all roads within the area defined by those roads.
The order gives officers the power to order anyone to leave the area for 48 hours if they have reasonable grounds to believe a person is committing or like to commit anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder.
Officers can also confiscate any item that could be used to commit anti-social behaviour, crime or disorder or give a person under the age of 16 direction to leave with police taking them home or to a place of safety.