Police dish out fines after using special powers to break up street party on Doncaster estate

Police acted to break up a street party and issue fines to revellers who were partying on a Doncaster estate.

By David Kessen
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 8:48 am

Community support officers stumbled across the gathering on Friday night while they were out on patrol in Hexthorpe, an area which is covered by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which gives them legal powers which are in place to prevent antisocial behaviour in the area.

Police have revealed they came across “a large group, having a street party on Kirk Street playing loud music”.

A spokesman said: “The group was spoken to and dispersed and fines issued for breach of PSPO.”

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Kirk Street, Hexthorpe. PIcture: Google

Officers said it was an antisocial behaviour issue that had been flagged up rather than breach of social distancing guidelines.

“This was an antisocial behaviour issue in an area where we have a PSPO,” said a spokesman. “This enabled us to disperse people and prevent them from continuing with their antisocial behaviour.”

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