Police response to rumours of organised fight in Leazes Park

29 Jan 2016 15:06 PM

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Officers in Newcastle are issuing a warning after becoming aware of speculation on social media around a group of people meeting in Leazes Park this evening for an organised fight.

This behaviour will not be tolerated and police will not allow this to happen.

Extra officers will be on patrol in the Leazes Park and surrounding areas this evening and a section 35 dispersal order has been put in place for the area.

This order allows officers to force people to leave the area if they are suspected of being involved in any anti-social behaviour, crime or disorder.

Anyone who does not comply with the order faces being arrested and action being taken against them.