A DISPERSAL order has been put in place on a park after dozens of youths gathered in the area.

Police discovered two groups of around 60 teenagers on Bennetts Recreation Ground shortly after 5pm yesterday, Friday.

Many were drinking underage and shouted abuse at officers attending the scene.

Large groups had also reportedly been ‘creating an intimidating atmosphere’ on Bennetts Rec the previous evening.

A 48-hour dispersal zone has been imposed on the area until 5.30pm tomorrow, Sunday, as a result.

Anyone seen breaching a dispersal notice can be arrested by officers.