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Late bid fails to block new police powers

PUBLISHED June 18, 2004

Ministers yesterday saw off a last-ditch challenge to their controversial plans for new powers of dispersal for the police, as MSPs made final changes to the Executive[base ']s flagship Anti-Social Behaviour Bill.

The legislation, which was passed by the Scottish Parliament, will also allow children to be electronically tagged. And it will extend anti-social behaviour orders to 12-15-year-olds, with breaches treated as a criminal offence.