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Wakefield M.D.C. => Parks, Open Spaces and Allotments => Topic started by: Featherstonian on September 15, 2008, 04:54:51 pm

Title: Purston Park Section 27
Post by: Featherstonian on September 15, 2008, 04:54:51 pm
section 27 is now in force in Purston Park.





This circular alerts you to the provisions contained in section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 which came into force on 22nd August 2007. This provides the police with a power to issue a direction to an individual to leave a locality to minimise the risk of alcohol-related crime or disorder arising and/or taking place. 




2.                  Section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2007 introduces a new police power to give directions to leave to individuals to leave a locality. This is where an individual’s presence is likely to cause or contribute to the occurrence, repetition or continuance of alcohol-related crime or disorder in a locality and it is necessary to remove the individual from the locality for the purpose of removing or reducing the likelihood of there being such crime or disorder in the locality.


3.                  A direction to leave prohibits an individual aged 16 years or over from returning to a specific locality for a period not exceeding 48 hours. The power should be used proportionately, reasonably and with discretion in circumstances where it is considered necessary to prevent the likelihood of alcohol-related crime or disorder.




4.                  Guidance explaining the new power and to assist those police officers who may like to use this power to reduce the risks of alcohol misuse behaviour in the public place can be found from the website: www.police.homeoffice.gov.uk