Section 60 order issued in Slough after man was slashed with knife
A man has been arrested and a Section 60 order imposed after another man was slashed with a knife in Cippenham.
A Section 60 order has been issued in Slough following the incident in Station Road at 1pm this afternoon (Tuesday).
The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while a 29-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in custody.
The Section 60 ordinance covers the area defined on the map, comprising Huntercombe Lane North, Priory Road, Burnham Lane, Bath Road, Cippenham Lane, Mercian Way and St Andrews Way.
The order, which gives police increased stop and search powers to reduce the risk of further incidents of serious violence, will last until 7am tomorrow (Wednesday).
Slough Local Police Area Commander Superintendent Lee Barnham said: ‘This incident happened in the early afternoon so it is possible there were witnesses. We urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Thames Valley Police, either by reporting online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43220422834.
“As a result of this incident, a section 60 stop and search order has been authorized until 7am tomorrow.
“This order gives officers more powers to stop and search anyone in a defined area to prevent further violent incidents from occurring.
“While I understand that orders such as this may cause concern, these powers provide us with another tactic to quickly identify and disrupt those carrying arms.
“If you’re stopped by an officer, don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you’re in trouble.
“However, I would add that anyone found in possession of an offensive weapon will be arrested and Thames Valley Police will relentlessly pursue the prosecution.
“We will not tolerate such behavior in Slough, and we will work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.
“You will see a visible increase in the number of police officers while this Section 60 order is in place, so stop by and speak to them about any concerns you may have.”