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Eltham police launch another dispersal zone for High Street

Police in Eltham north and Eltham south wards have instituted a dispersal zone tonight after problems on Eltham High Street last night.

The order runs from 2pm today until 2pm on Friday. Groups of people gathered and shops were targeted. Similar events occurred in Charlton.

Eltham South police tweeted to say: “Please call your kids & see what they’re up to, maybe see if they’d like to come home…just a suggestion”.

Groups gathered in Charlton last night

Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe also commented on last night’s disorder in Charlton stating:

“Following recent episodes of youth disorder, Greenwich Council are working with Greenwich Police to introduce a number of dispersal zones across the borough. The scenes we saw last night in Charlton are totally unacceptable and we are working jointly with partners to respond.

We are in touch with schools across #Greenwich to reinforce this message & ensure young people are aware of the consequences of such behaviour, though I would stress those involved are clearly in a minority.

We are also appealing to parents, carers & families across #Greenwich to make sure they know where their children are after school & ensure that they are not caught up in this behaviour.”

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