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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Report public disorder

Someone whose conduct in a public place is likely to cause, or intends to cause harassment, alarm or distress to anyone present, could be committing a public disorder offence.

A more serious offence of public disorder may be committed if there is intent to cause anyone present to believe that violence is imminent or likely to be provoked.

Immediate danger

If there is an ongoing incident of public disorder and there is an immediate risk to the public or property, dial 999 immediately.

Report a public disorder incident

If a crime has taken place, you can report it:


Ongoing anti-social behaviour

if you have reported a persistent problem to the council, police or housing provider and feel action has not been taken you can request a Community Trigger. Find out about requesting a Community Trigger.

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