Police have placed restrictions on two Wiltshire towns this weekend after a rise in “serious disorders”.

A dispersal order will be in place in parts of Calne and Corsham until 2pm on Sunday, April 23.

The order, which gives officers the power to remove people from the dispersal area if they believe there has been wrongdoing, covers the Springfield Community Campus in Corsham and parts of the east side of Calne.

This includes the town hall bus stops, the Anchor Road recreation ground and Coleman’s Farm Community Centre.

The Springfield campus has recently seen a spree of attempted robberies by masked youths, while two boys were arrested in the area for affray.

Sergeant Mike Tripp said: “There’s been an escalation of antisocial behaviour, crime and serious disorders recently in Corsham and Calne and we understand it is becoming a significant concern for the local community.

“As part of our response to this, we are implementing this order to remove or reduce the likelihood of members of the public being harassed or distressed.

“I’d also like to appeal to the parents of our young people to educate them on the risks of being involved in this type of lifestyle and the path they are going down.”