Swamp area issued with a stop and search order following reports of “encounters”
Police have put in place a Section 60 stop and search order in Slough following a series of brawls in the area.
The order started at 8pm today (August 31st) and will be in place for 24 hours, will be reviewed and may be extended. It is in place for the area shown on the map, which covers Cippenham, Chalvey, Upton and Langley.
It is put in place to reduce the risk of serious violence and crime and is established under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
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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.”
“You can also report 100% anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 or online.”
Where is included?
- To clarify, this encompasses Cippenham, Chalvey, Upton and Langley
- Junction 7 of the M4 eastbound to junction 5 of the M4
- From junction 5 of the M4, north on Langley High Street via London Road
- High Street materializes in Station Road, continuing north to the Grand Union Canal
- West along the Grand Union Canal to B416 Stoke Road
- Continue east on Elliman Avenue to the junction of Stoke Poges Lane
- South on Stoke Poges Lane to the train line
- West along the train line, past Burnham station
- South to junction 7 of the M4 via Goldsworthy Way and Huntercombe Spur
Section 60 orders strengthen the stop and search powers of officers, allowing them to search people without having to suspect they are carrying weapons.
There will be an increased number of officers in the region while the order is active.
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