Ahead of another sunny weekend, and the likelihood that many will be heading to Barry Island, Cardiff Bay and SA1 in Swansea, South Wales Police have issued section 35 dispersal notices, giving officers the power to move people on.
In a statement South Wales Police said ‘We are not there to monitor visitor numbers and prevent those visiting in a law-abiding manner from enjoying. We are there to ensure public safety.’
‘Anti-social behaviour and criminality has a detrimental impact on our communities and we will be patrolling key areas over the weekend to prevent such activity.’
‘We all have a responsibility to make sensible choices when we are out and about, maintaining social distancing and not putting ourselves and others at unnecessary risk.’
‘Our officers will continue to engage with our communities to help them understand the restrictions that do remain in place, however Section 35 notices in place for the weekend which gives our officers and PCSOs the power to move people on from the area that are acting in an anti-social manner.’
Visitors to other coastal areas of the Vale of Glamorgan such as Ogmore and Penarth can also expect to see an increased police presence from Friday evening.