POLICE have tonight imposed a second dispersal zone in Essex over fears of an unlicensed music event.

The order has been put in place in part of the Epping Forest District following information about the unlicensed music event planned there.

It comes after police spearheaded a dispersal zone in Basildon over a series of anti-Covid protests. Twelve people were arrested.

The Latest order covers the CM16 postcode which includes parts of Epping, Theydon Bois, Thornwood, North Weald Bassett, and Epping Green. .

It came into effect at 10pm today (Saturday 21 November) and will be in place until 10am tomorrow (Sunday 22 November).

It follows intelligence indicating an unlicensed music event is planned to take place in the area tonight.

The event would be a clear and blatant breach of the Government’s Covid-19 regulations, police say.

If you have any information about this incident please call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.