Dispersal zone introduced in Liverpool City Centre
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We can confirm that officers attended an incident in Liverpool city centre after it was reported a fight broke out between a large group of youths this evening, Tuesday 19 July.
Just after 6.40pm, it was reported males and females were involved in a disturbance on Gower Street.
Officers attended and reported several hundred youths in the area involved in antisocial behaviour.
A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital with a cut to his arm.
A 13-year-old girl was arrested on suspicon of assaulting a police officer.
A dispersal order has been introduced around the Albert Dock area of the city centre and officers remain in the area to provide a visible presence and deal with any further incidents.
The order comes under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour & Policing Act 2014, which gives police officers and police community support traffic officers powers to direct people they suspect are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behaviour to members of the public to leave a designated area and not return for up to 48 hours.
CCTV images were obtained and will be reviewed and any offences dealt with.
Anyone with information is urged to contact officers via @MerPolCC or call 101 with log 920 of Tuesday 19 July, where your information will be treated sensitively. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or pass information via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.