Anti-gang zone enforced on Finsbury Park estates

Rowdy youths who have been turning up at Finsbury Park estates and intimidating residents are being hit with a hardline anti-gang measure.

A new dispersal zone has been put into effect on the Andover and Six Acres estates, off Seven Sisters Road.

This means that any groups who do not leave the area when asked to do so by police can be arrested.

The measure follows complaints that youths from outside the area were intimidating residents, taking drugs, drinking and generally being antisocial. Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, said: “These people don’t live on the estates, and we won’t put up with them coming to cause trouble.

“The message is simple – stay away from our estates or face arrest.”

The dispersal zone, which runs from tomorrow (Friday) until March 20, covers the area bounded by Seven Sisters Road, Hornsey Road, Tollington Park and Fonthill Road.

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