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