A GROUP of people were dispersed from a Poole road during police patrols.

Officers carried out foot patrols in Ashley Road in Parkstone and now they are encouraging members of the public and businesses to report anti-social behaviour in the area.

Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team is also setting up a Business Watch scheme in the area with monthly meetings.

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A spokesman for Poole police said: "This will enable a multi agency approach to listen, share information and target issues.

"Whilst we can't always get to every anti-social behaviour incident due to a triage system required for our nature of work, it is crucial these incidents are still reported so we can ensure our systems have a record of issues and we are targeting our resources where they are needed most."