Police will have increased powers for a certain period of time following anti-social behaviour in an area in Lewisham.

Anti-social behaviour was reported to police in the Fordham Park area on Tuesday - and further behaviour of the same nature is anticipated by officers.

As a result, a section 35 dispersal order has been authorised in the area from 3pm on December 1 to 3pm on December 3.

A Section 35 gives a police constable and a police community support officer in uniform the power to exclude a person from an area for a period of up to 48 hours with a police inspector’s authority.

Lewisham Police tweeted: "Following reported ASB yesterday in the Fordham Park Area, A S35 has been authorised due to further anticipated ASB & Disorder by Inspector King.

"This will be in effect between 1500hrs on 1st Dec 21 until 1500hrs on 3rd Dec 21.

"For the below areas." (pictured).

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