A GROUP of “known troublemakers” who were smashing glass in Poole were dispersed by police yesterday evening.  

Officers from Poole’s Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) were patrolling Poole bus station at 6pm on Wednesday, May 11 when their attention was drawn to a “rowdy group of youths”. 

The teenagers, who were also consuming alcohol, ranged in ages from 12 to 17. 

One youngster was detained for a stop and search due to confrontational behaviour towards the police, alongside concerns about potential carriage of blades. 

Officers didn’t find any weapons but did find a large bottle of vodka, which was subsequently disposed of, and the youth taken home. 

The remaining group of around 10 youths, who Poole Police describe as “known troublemakers” in the town, were given section 35 dispersal notices. 

Poole bus station remains a hotspot for the neighbourhood policing teams. In February, Poole Police arrested a youth who refused to leave the bus station when asked to. 

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The boy was seen repeatedly doing wheelies on a bike and showed “disregard” for a dispersal notice from officers. 

Police took the boy home and de-arrested him having seized his bike.