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Summer no-go zones set up in Berkshire for yob groups

A dispersal order to run over the summer has been obtained for a Berkshire town which has been "plagued" by anti-social behaviour.

The order, which runs until October, was granted for parts of Tilehurst by Reading Borough Council and Thames Valley Police.

Under the order, police can make groups of two or more leave the area and not return for 24 hours.

If they refuse or return within this time they may be arrested and charged.

Offenders can face a fine of up to £2,500 or three months imprisonment.

The order covers Tilehurst Triangle, McIlroy Park and Blundells Copse.

Police said: "This area has been plagued by group-related anti-social behaviour for a number of months and the order will be used alongside other measures to tackle this problem."

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