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A dispersal order is being put in place in Chelmsford following information about a car meet where at least 400 vehicles are planning to attend.
We have received information about the meet which is planned from 7.30pm on Friday (12 May).
A similar event was held in Thurrock earlier this month during which a spectator was injured.
The dispersal order will be in place from 5pm on Friday until 6am on Sunday (14 May).
It gives officers the power to direct anyone believed to be acting anti-socially to leave the area.
Inspector Sam Girdlestone said:
“We have taken this action to combat anti-social use of vehicles and because of the impact we know these types of events have on people who live in the area where they happen.
“We have dealt with other similar events recently and these have usually included anti-social driving, speeding, racing, and loud exhausts.
“A similar event was held in Thurrock earlier this month during which a spectator was injured.”