A FORTY-EIGHT hour dispersal order will be in place in the Tredegar area from today.

The areas which will be covered by the order include Commercial Street, Castle Street, Morgan Street, Queen Victoria Street, Gwent Shopping Centre, Mount Street, Market Street, The Circle, Gelli Road, Upper Coronation Street, Upper Salisbury Street.

The order will start at 6pm today, Friday, February 17 and be in place for 48 hours.

Officers will be patrolling the area and will have the authority to direct anyone behaving anti-socially away from the area. If people return to that area after being moved on, they will face being arrested.

Sarah Greening, an inspector, said: "This dispersal order has been put in place following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area where the actions of a small minority are causing alarm and distress to local residents.

"Officers will be on regular patrol in the areas affected to enforce the Dispersal Order and to prevent incidents of anti-social behaviour."

Anti-social behaviour can be reported to 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.