A DISPERSAL order has been issued in Rhyl following an incident of anti-social behaviour in the town centre last night (January 16).

The dispersal order has been in place since 7pm yesterday until 7pm this evening.

The photo above shows the area in which the dispersal order is in effect.

A North Wales Police (NWP) statement read: “This evening (January 16), North Wales Police have dealt with numerous youths in the Rhyl town centre causing anti-social behaviour, affecting the quality of life members of the public going about their lawful business.

“To tackle this unacceptable behaviour, a dispersal order has now been granted from 7pm, January 16 until 7pm, January 17, within the red outline of the attached map.

“North Wales Police will target those causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress by giving a direction to leave the area.

“If this direction is refused or ignored, the police have a power to take any person under the age of 16 who is within a group of two or more persons back to the home address or another place of safety.

“Further enforcement action may follow if that individual returns to the area defined by the dispersal order.

“I would like to reassure the community that the above power is being used to target those causing harm to our community and not those whom are carrying out their lawful business.”