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Public Disorder

When a person fails to conduct themselves appropriately in a public place, they may be guilty of a public order offence.

Someone whose conduct in a public place is likely to cause, or intends to cause harassment, alarm or distress to anyone present, could be committing public order offences.

If more than one person is involved, other offences of public disorder may be committed.

A more serious offence of public disorder may be committed if there is intent to cause anyone present to believe that violence is imminent or likely to be provoked.

Report it

If there is an ongoing incident of public disorder and there is an immediate risk to the public or property, dial 999 immediately.

If these problems are recurring in your area then it may be dealt with as an anti-social behaviour issue please go to our page on anti-social behaviour page for more details.