Section 60 Order Extended - Kennet Radio

Section 60 Order Extended

The Section 60 order that was put in place on Wednesday (16/10) and Thursday (17/10) has been authorised and renewed today (19/10) by Thames Valley Police.

The order started at 2pm this afternoon (19/10) and will be in place until 2am on Sunday (20/10)

Applying to Newbury town centre, Victoria Park, Northcroft Park and Goldwell Park. A Section 60 order allows officers greater powers to stop and search people for items connected with violence, in a defined location.

The order having been put in place following engagement with local schools, partners and parents in regards to rumours circulating about the potential for planned fights at the Michaelmas Fair.

Whilst the Section 60 order has been in place Thames Valley Police have conducted 138 stop searches, four knives have been recovered, two arrests made and one individual referred to the Youth Offending Team for intervention support.

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