A teenager has been arrested after a dispersal order was put in place to deal with youth anti-social behaviour.

On Friday evening, officers from the Hyndburn neighbourhood policing team arrested the youth following the implementation of a dispersal order in Clayton-le-Moors.

The order, which gives police the power to direct people away from a designated area and make an arrest should they return, will run until 6pm on Sunday.

Officers made the decision to execute the dispersal order, which is in place between Whalley Road and Mercer Park, after receiving feedback from an online survey.

A spokesperson for the police said: "As a direct result of your feedback from the survey when signing up to Lancashire Talking, Hyndburn Neighbourhood Policing Team have put a dispersal order in place this weekend between 6pm Friday and 6pm Sunday in Clayton Le Moors.

"This is being policed by the Hyndburn Neighbourhood Policing Team and response officers, and resulted in a public order arrest last night.

"Our intention is to prevent anti- social behaviour in the area.

"The dispersal order means that if due to their behaviour individuals are directed by police to leave the designated area their return will result in arrest.

"Please be aware as a parents where your child is this weekend as the recent anti-social behaviour has been caused by youths aged between 13-17 years."

The designated area for the dispersal order is shown on the map, pictured.

Hyndburn Neighbourhood Policing Team are making every effort to sign people up to Lancashire Talking, which will allow officers to update individuals and groups with police action as a result of their specific concerns.

Anyone wishing to knowe more about Lancashire Talking and what it entails can do so by heading to the website lancashire.police.uk/campaigns/lancashire-talking/ and selecting the green option 'remember me'.

The spokesperson added: "This is your opportunity to tell us what your real issues are and we are making a commitment to respond to them."