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Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Following an incident last night (21/11), Thames Valley Police has authorised a Section 60 order in Cippenham, Slough.

The order has been put in place after an incident that was reported at around 8.45pm yesterday (21/11) in which an 18-year-old man sustained a wound to his back, though to have been caused by a knife.

The Section 60 order applies to the areas shown on the map pictured with the boundaries defined as the A4 Bath Road, Cippenham Lane, Tunns Lane and the M4.

The order is in place from 2pm today (22/11) until 2pm tomorrow (23/11) whereupon it will be reviewed and extended for a further period if deemed necessary.

Inspector John Braddy, based at Slough police station, said: “We have authorised a Section 60 order in Cippenham following an incident yesterday evening.

“I fully appreciate the concern that incidents such as this cause in the community however, whilst this order is in place, there will be an increased presence of uniformed police officers in the area to provide reassurance and are to prevent any reoccurrence of any such incidents from taking place.

“Under the order, our officers have been given authority to use their powers under Section 60 with effect from 2pm today.

“These orders exist to help the police prevent serious violence and we do not take decisions to enact them lightly.

“Please do not be worried if you are stopped by an officer as this does not mean that you are in trouble, this is just one method that we are using to ensure weapons are kept off our streets.

“Do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers with any concerns that you may have. They will be happy to address these with you and also offer any advice or reassurance that you require.”

There is more information on stop and search, and particularly Section 60 orders, on our website at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/st-s/stop-and-search/why-we-use-stop-and-search/

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