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Second night of Preston stop and searches by police saw no arrests

Posted on - 13th March, 2019 - 1:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fishwick, Preston News, Ribbleton, St Matthews
The area where the Section 60 is in force Pic: Preston Police
The area where the Section 60 was in force Pic: Preston Police

No arrests were made during a second night of stop and search powers being deployed in Preston.

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In response to a 14-year-old boy being stabbed in Samuel Street, Fishwick, on Sunday night police have flooded the streets of Fishwick, St Matthews and parts of Deepdale and Ribbleton.

A Sectioin 60 order has been in force from 6pm to 6am during Monday night and Tuesday night.

Preston Police confirmed during Wednesday (13 March) that no arrests were made during Tuesday evening. Monday evening did see arrests.

Officers stopped and searched 43 people, as well as three vehicles.

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 would like to thank the community for their on-going support and compliance whilst we have been in the area carrying out the searches. Please be assured that that this is not about targeting innocent people, it’s us making sure we’re doing all we can to keep you safe.

“If you are concerned about knife crime in your area, please speak up. We act on intelligence from our communities.”

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No confirmation was given on whether the Section 60 order was due to be in force again during Wednesday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

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