New Wortley: Police issue dispersal order


Police have issued a dispersal order to stop groups gathering on a New Wortley estate after officers were pelted with objects.

The incident, on Wednesday evening, occurred on the Holdforths estate, in the area near Wellington Stores and Bruce Lawn.

Police say officers were responding to a local dispute and were met with a group of people estimated to be between 12 and 30 years old. At its peak the group numbered around 30 people.

Items were allegedly thrown at police vehicles and officers.

In an email to residents, Inspector Simon Jessup, of West Yorkshire Police, said:

“Breaking the conditions of that order is punishable at court.

“I have also directed constables to patrol the area to speak with residents.

“I want them to reassure you personally that my staff and I insist that law abiding people living their lives on the estate should be able to do so without fear.

“For older or vulnerable people living in the area we have linked in with Armley Helping Hands, a charity that will provide people who need it with reassurance and assistance.

“I do want to make it clear to those engaged in the disorder … that their actions are punishable with imprisonment and a repeat will be swiftly dealt with.”

Three people have been arrested and charged with criminal offences.


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