One Direction fans threatened with ARREST unless they keep the noise down while waiting for tickets

June 4, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Excited One Direction fans camping outside Wembley Stadium have been told to keep the noise down – or they could face JAIL.

The youngsters will be slapped with dispersal orders if they’re too loud and will miss out on seeing the boyband in their sold-out concerts this weekend, according to police.

Fans will have to leave the area for 24 hours, risk arrest and could be handed three months in prison or a £2,500 fine if they don’t comply.

One Direction fans outside Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh at an earlier gig (file picture)

One Direction fans outside Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh at an earlier gig (file picture)



The dispersal zone, which comes into force tomorrow, is normally used for football hooligans outside the sporting arena.

Brent Police said: “The concerts are a sell out and there are thousands of young females expected to turn up the night before the shows to camp out for the night in order to be first in line to get to the front of the stage.

“Some very loud screaming and singing may take place.”

Cops said the measure, which allows officers to move on individuals ‘causing Anti-Social Behaviour’, is also to help protect so-called ‘Directioners’ from criminals.

They said: “There have been reports of groups turning up at the stadium using various tactics to steal from their victims.

“The young females expected to these concerts will be more vulnerable and easy pickings for the groups expected to turn up.”

Brent Borough Commander, Michael Gallagher, said: “Once again we have initiated a pro active response in order to assist us in minimising crime and disorder at a significant event at the stadium.

“Dispersal Notices have been successfully used at Brent in the past in order to reduce the impact and disruption caused to our residential and business communities by the massive influx of fans visiting our borough.

“My officers and those officers that assist us in policing the event on the day will use the power intrusively but proportionately to ensure that a good day is had by all, but within the bounds of behaving in a responsible and law abiding manner.”

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