FIVE teenagers were handed notices by police for causing anti-social behaviour in Romsey over the weekend.

Dispersal powers were put in place for the Hampshire town on Friday lunchtime after a spate of issues in the past weeks.

The dispersal zone covered the town centre, down to Bypass Road and up to Sandy Lane.

The powers ended at 6am today (April 26).

One 15-year-old boy was given a dispersal notice after being part of a group causing anti-social behaviour on The Hundred.

He was seen walking away from the area on police attendance and spoken with.

A further four teenagers, aged between 15- and 17-years-old, were given dispersal notices following reports of anti-social behaviour at the Bus Station, Broadwater Road.

No arrests were made as part of the dispersal order.

Inspector Chris Taylor said: “A section 35 dispersal order was put into place this weekend, after hearing concerns about anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

“Our aim was to offer reassurance and support to our communities, and take enforcement action against those causing trouble in the town centre.

“Our message is clear, anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Romsey. We will continue to deal with this type of disorder whenever and wherever it occurs and will continue working with our partners to combat this issue in the longer term.

“Please continue to report these incidents to us on 101 or via our website, we value your concerns and every bit of information helps us to direct our resources and provide the best service to our communities.”