Police have been given extra powers around the area of the Blackheath bank holiday funfair.

A dispersal order is in place around the area of the fair in Shooters Hill Road from 1pm today to 1pm on Saturday.

Dispersal orders provide the police with the extra powers to break up groups of two or more people, where they believe their behaviour is causing a nuisance, harassment or distress.

The map pictured shows the area the order covers.

Seven people were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and related offences and a number of assaults were reported at the last Blackheath bank holiday fun fair in April.

The anti-social behaviour saw the fair closed down for a period time to allow time to increase security measures at the site.

We have asked Greenwich Police for more information about the recent dispersal order.

Officers tweeted: "A dispersal order is in place around the area of #Blackheath Fair – it will be in place between 1pm on 18 Aug and 1pm on 20 Aug.

"The map below details the area the order covers."

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