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Man arrested for carrying a knife in Newbury

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A man was arrested for carrying a knife and two women were moved on from Newbury town centre under new powers last night.

Pcsos stop-checked two suspicious men in Dene Way, Newbury, one of whom was arrested for carrying a a concealed kitchen knife.

Two women were also given a direction to leave Newbury town centre for 24 hours, after being in a location where antisocial behaviour and criminal damage had occurred.

Pcsos on the town centre neighbourhood policing team used powers under Newbury's public space protection order to remove them from the area.

The order was introduced in February to tackle street drinking and antisocial behaviour in the town centre.

If people are asked to stop their behaviour by a police officer or police community support officer, they must do so.

If they don't comply, they will be committing a criminal offence which could result in a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted.

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