Police have issued a Direction to Leave across Woolwich over the next two days, in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The warrant comes under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014, has been authorised for the area in the attached photos of Woolwich Town Centre and surrounding areas.

It will be in place from 11am today to 7pm tomorrow (May 16).

What does this mean?

- A police officer may authorise the use in a chosen location and during this time they have the power to order people away from the location the restriction is placed on.

- An officer may give such an authorisation only if satisfied on reasonable grounds that the use of those powers during that period may be necessary for the purpose of removing or reducing the likelihood of harassment, alarm or distress, they may also believe that a reoccurring crime may take place.

- If an officer believes that someone in the specified area is likely to cause a disturbance, or believes that they are likely to contribute to a crime, he is authorised to:

- Ask the person to leave the location and not to return until the warrant has been lifted on the area.

- The person asked to leave the area cannot be excluded for more than 48 hours and the direction must be given in writing and detail exactly the area they are banned from.

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