A dispersal order will be put in place this evening, Tuesday, November 5 after fireworks were fired at moving cars, towards houses and police officers.

The police received several reports of anti-social behaviour involving large groups of people in the Notley Green area on Thursday, October 31.

A dispersal order will be in place between 5pm tonight and 1am tomorrow after concerns this behaviour could occur again.

Dispersal orders give officer the power to order those causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area.

Breaching any instruction under the order is a criminal offence.

Inspector Colin Cox said: "Aiming fireworks at people and property is extremely dangerous and completely reckless.

"We want to ensure people can enjoy fireworks night safely without a repeat of this dangerous behaviour from Halloween night."

The order covers the village green, Notley Green, Pochard Way, Penshurst Place, Cuckoo Way, Highclere Road and Framlingham Way.