Police move on men after reports of drug taking in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 16:05 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 26 October 2018

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Police employed a Section 35 dispersal order to move the men on.

A group of men reportedly taking drugs in Exmouth town centre on Thursday night were ordered to move on by police using dispersal powers.

Devon and Cornwall Police said officers received reports of a group of men, believed to be in their 30s, taking drugs near the Magnolia Centre last night (October 25).

A police spokeswoman said: “It was reported that a group of men, believed to be in their 30s, had been seen taking drugs around the town, causing distress to passers-by.”

A section 35 dispersal order was used to move the group from the town centre.

Such an order must be authorised in writing by a police officer of the rank of inspector or above in a defined area for a specific period of time.

Police and local councils have a range of powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour.

Members of the public are advised to call the police’s non-emergency number 101 or email 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk to report anti-social behaviour such as drug taking.

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