Another dispersal order has been authorised in Burnley this evening after reports of 'abusive' youths.

Following reports of anti-social behaviour in the Bank Hall area of Burnley, the police have implemented a dispersal order this evening, after another was in place last night around Thurston Street.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We were called to Thurston Street shortly after 6pm yesterday (April 5) to reports of antisocial behaviour where approximately 30 youths were reported to be congregating and being abusive to residents.

"We attended and received further reports of an assault and an allegation of racial abuse."

Police said that the order, authorised under S.34 Anti-social behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014, is to supplement the ongoing Covid restrictions and allows police to disperse anyone that is acting, or is likely to act, in an anti-social manner in the area.

It covers the area between the streets which border Belverdere Road, Yorkshire Street, Ormerod Road and Church Street and it will be reviewed at 4am tomorrow morning (April 7).

A spokesperson for the police added: "Officers are investigating and enquiries are ongoing to identify those who were involved in last night’s disorder and action will be taken against anyone found to have committed offences.

"Patrols in the area have been increased and residents are welcome to speak to our officers if you have any concerns or information."

Anyone with any information can also call 101 quoting log 1173 of April 5th or independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.