A 48 hours dispersal order has been put in place in the Isle of Wight' seaside town of Sandown, by Hampshire Constabulary.

Overnight, the South Wight policing team stopped a number of teenagers including a 17-year-old boy who is accused of breaching the order.

A police interview will be carried out next week.

In a separate incident, in the last 48 hours, there have been reports of attempts to damage at Sandringham Hotel, as well as the use of abusive and racist language.

What is a dispersal order and how does it work?

The Dispersal Order went live at 9.55pm on Wednesday night (June 22) and covers the area show in the picture above.

It means anyone who is committing, or is deemed likely to commit, anti social beahviour in the area covered by the order will be told to leave. If they don't, they could be arrested, and children will be taken home by police.

Police say there are ongoing issues in the area, relating to anti-social behaviour, underage drinking, and verbal abuse directed at the public, as well as criminal damage, including arson, at the derelict Ocean Hotel.

Under section 34 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, we’ve put in place a Dispersal Order in Sandown.

A longer term plan, called Operation Spider, has also been set up by the South Wight Neighbourhoods Policing Team (NPT).

Isle of Wight police said: "If issues persist we can of course use this tactic again."

"Our plea to the public is to keep reporting anti-social behaviour to us. This will help us assess the scale of the problem and inform what tactics we can use to tackle it."