Rampant anti-social behaviour in a town centre has seen police officers announcing a crackdown on offenders.

Numerous reports of poor behaviour in Worthing town centre have led Sussex Police to employ special powers to allow them to move offenders on.

The powers mean that officers can remove people from a specific area of the town until later this week.

Sussex Police say they have dealt with "a number of anti-social behaviour incidents" in the last few days in Worthing town centre.


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The incidents are reported to centre around the area between Crescent Road, Park Road and the A259.

A spokesman for the force said: "Due to a number of anti-social behaviour incidents in Worthing town centre a section 34 dispersal order has been authorised from today until 4.30pm on Thursday, May 2.

"This power allows us to order people to leave a designated area for a set period of time due to their behaviour."