Section 60 stop and search order across Milton Keynes extended for 24 hours

    A section 60 order put in place across Milton Keynes yesterday (5 June), has been extended for another 24 hours.

    The order was put in place in the area defined in the map below after a man in his late teens was stabbed in the Fishermead estate yesterday (5 June)

    Four masked men attacked the victim at around 1.15pm. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

    Anyone with information about this incident should call 101 or make a report on the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference number 871 of today.

    The order was put in place for 24 hours and was due to expire at 2.50pm today (6/6). Police say it has now been extended.

    A Section 60 order can only be put in place in a defined area at a specific time when a senior officer believes there is a possibility of serious violence, or weapons being carried.

    The order temporarily enhances powers for officers, meaning they can stop and search anyone in the area shown on the map below.

    The order will be reviewed tomorrow and could be extended further.

    Detective Chief Inspector James Horseman, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “We have put this Section 60 order in place in a specific area of Milton Keynes following a serious stabbing and to prevent potential further violence.

    “We are doing everything we can to investigate this incident and identify and locate those involved.

    “The order will give our officers extra powers to carry out stop and search activity, and has been enacted for the safety of the public.

    “I understand that an order of this nature could cause concern, but while it may sound alarming, enhancing our stop and search powers provides us with another tactic to quickly identify and disrupt those carrying weapons.

    “If you are stopped by an officer, please do not be worried as this does not mean that you are in trouble.

    “You will see more police officers in the area while the order is in place and we expect to carry out more stop and searches than usual.

    “Officers who are out and about are there to reassure you as well as using their powers under Section 60 so please do stop and speak with them about any concerns that you have.”

    For more information on stop and search, visit here.

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