Man from Oxted charged following dispersal order on Friday
A man has been charged after officers requested a dispersal order on Friday (18 May) afternoon, as they had received reports of possible fights breaking out in Oxted.
The dispersal order (under S34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014), was authorised for 48 hours, covering the area of Oxted town centre including Oxted School, Oxted railway station, Masters Park and playing fields near to Mill Lane in Hurst Green.
The local Neighbourhood Team were patrolling all of the areas on Friday, they were in Masters Park when two Police Community Support Officers spotted some suspicious activity between two vehicles, and a group of people around a car. Numerous people were dispersed from Master Park, and one man was arrested.
Sergeant Tom Griffin, of the Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We want to ensure that the community feels safe and able to talk to us if they have any concerns.
“We would encourage parents to speak with their children about any concerns they have for crimes taking place in their community. Www.Fearless.Org is a fantastic organisation where you can get lots of information, including an A to Z guide about all of the different types of crime and you can access more advice and support. You can also pass on information to them anonymously”
Jack Tickner, 19 years-old, from St. Clair Close Oxted was arrested for possession of offensive weapon and possession of cannabis. Tickner was charged with six counts of possession an offensive weapon, and one count for possession of cannabis. He has been released on bail and will appear at Guildford Crown court on Friday, 15 June. Tickner is not allowed to be in Master Park or Bluehouse Lane during this time.
We advised anyone who is concerned about a potential crime taking place in this area to report any concerns by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.