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New section 60 order triggered after violence in Ripon Street

Posted on - 21st July, 2019 - 9:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Moor Park, Plungington, Preston News
Police in Ripon Street during Sunday evening Pic: Plungington Labour
Police in Ripon Street during Sunday evening Pic: Plungington Labour

A man has been taken to hospital with head injuries after he was assaulted in Ripon Street this evening.

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The incident was the latest in a series of incidents which triggered increased stop and search powers in the Moor Park area.

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Police cars, ambulances and forensics were at the scene after reports of an altercation involving two or three men close to the junction with Cambridge Street.

A police spokesman said there had been “a coming together of a number of males” which resulted in one man being taken to hospital.

Officers are now in the area trying to establish what happened but it is understood a weapon may have been involved.

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The man has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

A section 60 order was in force in the area over the weekend after an incident in St Thomas’s Road in which a group of men chased a man in a car, resulting in one man being taken to hospital.

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Following tonight’s violence the order has been put back into place – although police can not yet say whether the incidents are linked.

A police spokesman said: “As a result of this evening’s disorder and other recent incidents we have put an order in place to make sure it is a safe environment for law abiding members of the community.”

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