A DISPERSAL order is in place after reports of an unauthorised car meet.

A dispersal order has been placed over the weekend in Harlow and Epping areas following an unauthorised car meet.

Up to 200 vehicles are estimated to be in attendance in Oaks Retail Park, Howards Way, Harlow.

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The dispersal order took place from 9.30pm on Saturday, July 15, until 7am on Sunday, July 16.

Inspector Danny Warner from Essex Police said: "We have taken this action to combat anti-social use of vehicles and because of the impact we know these types of events have on people who live in the area where they happen.

"Events such as this usually involve complaints about anti-social driving, speeding, racing, and loud exhausts.

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"We want to protect the safety of all road users and minimise the disruption caused to our residents.

"Anyone found acting anti-socially will be directed by an officer to leave the area."