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Further dispersal order issued for the A134 Fornham bypass, near Bury St Edmunds, to stop dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour





Police are taking further action over dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour on a key route near Bury St Edmunds.

Officers have received a tip-off about drivers holding another meeting on and around the A134 Fornham bypass following issues on Saturday, May 4.

As a result they have issued a dispersal order for this weekend under Sections 34/35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Officers have received a tip-off about drivers meeting on and around the A134 Fornham bypass, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google and istock
Officers have received a tip-off about drivers meeting on and around the A134 Fornham bypass, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google and istock

This gives officers the power to exclude a person from an area for a period of up to 48 hours with an inspector’s authority.

The order is in place from 7pm on Friday until 6.59pm on Sunday.

A dispersal order was issued last week following reports of anti-social behaviour relating to vehicles.

The dispersal order applies to this area of the A134 Fornham bypass, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Suffolk Police
The dispersal order applies to this area of the A134 Fornham bypass, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Suffolk Police

Inspector Gary Miller, of the roads and armed policing team, said: “Police are dealing proactively with reports of dangerous driving and anti-social vehicle use in the area.

“This authority does not prevent legitimate use of the roads or businesses in the area, however any gatherings which commence will be required to disperse and anyone refusing to comply with the direction will be arrested.

“Officers will seize vehicles used in such circumstances on the highway under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002.”