Section 27 banning notices to keep people out of the city centre of Norwich are being used more now than they were two years ago, Freedom of Information request reveals. 

The Eastern Daily Press report:

Police are increasingly using their power to ban hundreds of people from Norwich city centre for up to two days at a time.

The banning notices are handed out to mainly young people at night.

Norwich Policing Commander Superintendent Paul Sanford said he believed police in the city were using the powers, known as Section 27 notices, more now than two years ago.

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