Section 60 order issued in Slough following series of attacks
A Section 60 ordinance was authorized in Slough following a series of bombings.
The ordinance, which grants police increased powers of stop and search, was promulgated at 8 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday) and will remain in effect for 24 hours.
Article 60 was enacted after a series of serious attacks in the region. The order covers Cippenham, Chalvey, Upton and Langley.
There will be an increased police presence in the area for the duration of the order, and its purpose is to reduce the risk of serious violence.
A 49-year-old homeless man was arrested for assault and remains in police custody.
Three other homeless men, aged 20, 23 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of a brawl and were released on bail until September 26.
Inspector Sarah Roxburgh, based at Maidenhead Police Station, said: “Incidents like this are totally unacceptable in our communities.
“We will do everything we can to make the area safe for everyone and a Section 60 order is one of them.
“If you have any concerns please speak to an officer and if you have any information on someone carrying a weapon I urge you to report it to the police by calling 101 or making a report online.”
“Alternatively, you can also report 100% anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online