ADDITIONAL SEARCH POWERS AUTHORISED FOLLOWING INCIDENTS IN WEALDSTONE AND WEMBLEY

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Following a fatal shooting in Wembley yesterday evening (July 5) and an attempted shooting in an shop in Wealdstone today (July 6),  additional search powers have been authorised in Brent and Harrow.

 

Brent MPS tweeted: “Additional search powers under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act have been authorised for the London Boroughs of Brent and Harrow. This is in response to incidents of serious violence and weapon enabled crimes in both areas today.”

Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (s.60) gives police the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe, with good reason, that: serious violence will take place and it is necessary to use this power to prevent such violence; or that a person is carrying a dangerous object or offensive weapon; or that an incident involving serious violence has taken place and a dangerous instrument or offensive weapon used in the incident is being carried in the locality.

 

 


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