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UK riots: police could get new curfew powers, says Theresa May

Alan Travis
London Guardian [1]
Aug 17, 2011

New powers allowing police to clear the streets and create “no-go” areas for the public are being considered, the home secretary, Theresa May, has said.

May said it was time to consider whether the police needed a power “to impose a general curfew in a particular area” in the aftermath of last week’s riots.

The home secretary said the government was also contemplating tougher powers to impose curfews on individual teenagers under the age of 16.

In a speech in London, she said the power to declare a general curfew was needed because existing dispersal powers only allowed the police to declare a “no go” area with advance notification.

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