A dispersal order has been put in place near the River Thames in Bourne End amid reports of bad behaviour and littering.

The police have put a section 34 order in place around the Bounty pub and Cock Marsh from 12pm on Saturday, July 4, until 12pm on Monday, July 6.

The order is in place to prevent anti-social behaviour and means that police can issue tickets to those suspected of behaving badly.

The ticket means they have to leave the area immediately or face being arrested.

Anyone seeing any bad behaviour is asked to report it to 101 or 999 in an emergency, quoting reference number 629 30/06/2020.

It comes after a string of complaints from Bourne End residents about large groups of people gathering at the river's edge during the hot weather.

There have been fears over a lack of social distancing and litter being left behind in the fields.

Residents have complained on social media of up to 200 people gathering and leaving behind bottles and laughing gas canisters and were spotted out in the area clearing up behind them.