A DISPERSAL order was granted in Colwyn Bay following reports of anti-social behaviour in the centre of the town.

The order was granted at the weekend; the power allows police and community support officers to force troublemakers to leave.

A total of 19 dispersal notices were issued, five stop searches were completed and six people were arrested. 

One adult was charged with the offences of racially aggravated public order, public
order and assaulting an officer.

Two young people have been charged with theft and breach of the Dispersal Order, one was charged with public order offences and two youths have been released under investigation.

Inspector Kelly Isaacs said: “The Dispersal Order was granted at 5pm on Saturday night and remained in place until 4am this morning (Monday) following a number of complaints from the public about antisocial behaviour and low level crime in the town.

“We want to reassure the people of Colwyn Bay that we are taking positive action and that further proactive operations will be carried out in the area to prevent incidents of this nature.”