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Police stop and search in Fishwick to run for third night

Posted on - 13th March, 2019 - 5:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fishwick, Preston News, Ribbleton, St Matthews
Knives handed in during a knife amnesty in 2016
Knives handed in during a knife amnesty in 2016

A third night of stop and searches by police is due to take place across a swathe of streets in Preston.

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Preston Police have been granted permission to put the Section 60 order in place again following the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Fishwick on Sunday night.

The stop and search area has been in place during Monday and Tuesday night, with dozens of people and vehicles stopped by police.

A Section 60 order is in place from 6pm on Wednesday (13 March) through to 6am on Thursday (14 March).

It covers Fishwick, St Matthews, and parts of Deepdale and Ribbleton.

The area where the Section 60 is in force Pic: Preston Police
The area where the Section 60 is in force Pic: Preston Police

A police spokesman said: “A Section 60 gives us the power to search people or vehicles without suspicion in an area where we believe violence could take place. We also have the power to require the removal of face coverings or disguises.

“This should not overly concern people. It’s not about targeting people, it is about making sure we do all we can to keep people safe.”

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