Published: 17:36, 16 October 2021
| Updated: 17:38, 16 October 2021
Suspected hoodlums are being moved on by police as part of a crackdown on crime in the outskirts of a Kent town.
A dispersal order will be enforced in Eden Village, Sittingbourne, by officers until 7pm tomorrow.
It gives cops the power to expel anyone who they believe is engaged in - or likely to be involved in - anti-social behaviour.
A police spokesman said: "A dispersal order will be enforced across Eden Village, Sittingbourne, from 7pm on Friday to 7pm on Sunday.
"The order gives our officers the power to move on any individual who they suspect is involved in, or likely to become involved in, anti-social or nuisance behaviour.
"It also gives our patrols the power to escort anyone under the age of 18 home."
The enforcement of the dispersal order is not believed to be linked to the stabbing of a 16-year-old girl in a nearby field in July.
A boy of the same age charged with attempted murder is set to be tried at Maidstone Crown Court in the new year.