Police can arrest anyone causing antisocial behaviour (ASB) in Millard Terrace, Dagenham after a closure order was granted.

Barking and Dagenham Council said the order, issued at Barkingside Magistrates Court, means that anyone who enters or remains in Millard Terrace "without reasonable excuse" is committing an offence under The Antisocial Behaviour Police and Crime Act 2014.

A spokesperson explained that Dagenham Heathway and Millard Terrace "have been highlighted as key hotspots for antisocial behaviour".

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Council enforcement officers have spent the last month engaging with and gathering witness statements from residents.

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Councillor Syed Ghani, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: “We’re determined to reduce antisocial behaviour in the borough and we will continue to work closely with our colleagues at the police to do this.

"Getting a closure order of this size for the first time is a huge step and I hope it will make a difference to residents' lives in Millard Terrace.”

The council said the order has been issued for three months and it will be working with other services to improve security measures at Millard Terrace.