A GROUP was dispersed by police and reminded of lockdown rules during patrols in the Parkstone area.

Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team officers were patrolling in the area of Alexandra Park.

Just weeks ago officers found a group of children inside a disused church in Sunny Hill Road.

Police called after anti-social behaviour at Parkstone church

They were given words of advice after complaints about anti-social behaviour.

A spokesman for Poole police said: "Further patrols have taken us to Alexandra Park where a group of four were dispersed on seeing our vehicle, leaving one male who was spoken to and reminded of the lockdown guidelines.

"It was good to see that the site of the former church is now fenced and demolition work in progress. Patrols will continue."